Students from Western University in London are leading a simulated Mars rover mission in partnership with the Canadian Space Agency.

For the next two weeks, the Western-led team will remotely operate the Mars Exploration Science Rover on simulated Martian terrain in Saint-Hubert, Quebec.

The rover is a six-wheeled automated vehicle with a robotic arm equipped with a microscope and mini-corer to drill into rocks.

The team will travel to Saint-Hubert for a mission debrief at the Canadian Space Agency on August 25th.