Science Goals and Objectives

ESCAPADE Measurements

ESCAPADE is a twin-spacecraft Class D mission dedicated to studying the transfer of solar wind energy and momentum through Mars’ unique hybrid magnetosphere and how it drives ion and sputtering escape.

ESCAPADE builds on MAVEN’s legacy for fraction of the cost: $78.5 M

In June 2019, ESCAPADE was selected for Phase A&B funding as part of the NASA SIMPLEX program.

Escape, Plasma and Acceleration Dynamics Explorers

Van Allen Probes
Magnetospheric Multi-Scale (MMS)