News & Media

May 24, 2018
Cross-border and cross-disciplinary cooperation have enabled EU-funded researchers to build up one of the most comprehensive pictures of Mars to date, preparing future missions with new analytical tools and underlining the benefits of integral approaches to planetary exploration.
Oct 31, 2017

Interdisciplinary Workshop devoted to revise our current understanding of Mars, from the surface to the upper atmosphere, in the eve of the Exomars TGO operational science phase. 27 – 28 February 2018. ESAC (ESA), Madrid, Spain

Jul 11, 2017

You can do a virtual tour to "The Martian Puzzle" exhibition

May 22, 2017

Parque de las Ciencias de Granada hosts the exhibition 'The Martian Puzzle' from May 18 to August 31 organized and produced by the Andalusian Astrophysics Institute and the UPWARDS Consortium.

Mar 16, 2017

The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has completed another set of important science calibration tests before a year of aerobraking gets underway.

Dec 29, 2016

The player will have to explore Mars and face its many dangers in order to build the first human colony in the red planet

Dec 01, 2016

​The first element of the joint European-Russian ExoMars mission was launched on March 14th this year from Baikonur in Kazakhstan and successfully reached Mars after a journey of about 500 million kilometers on October 16th.

Jul 04, 2016

Some pieces of the UPWARDS documentary were shown at the Extension Festival (Fex) of the Granada International Festival of Music and Dance. 

Mar 15, 2016

The first part of the European Mission to Mars, ExoMars, took off yesterday from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. UPWARDS wanted to share the moment with the general public.

Jan 22, 2016

UPWARDS: Understanding Planet Mars is a signature documentary film about key questions about Mars produced by the project's outreach & communication team.

Dec 14, 2015

UPWARDS was represented in the first National preview of the movie 'The Martian' by the researcher Marco Giuranna

Nov 19, 2015
Mars is trendy and the UPWARDS project team is very happy about that!
Oct 07, 2015

It is the year 2035 and NASA has sent its third human mission to Mars, but this time a very big problem is happening...

Sep 26, 2015

Members of the UPWARDS project shared its expertise with the general public at the European Researches' Night 2015.

Sep 17, 2015

The UPWARDS consortium met last September 17th for exchanging thoughts about the progress of the project

Sep 12, 2015

After three weeks of filming across Europe, the shooting part of the documentary about the Red Planet 'UPWARDS: Re-Thinking MARS' has finished.


Jul 09, 2015

Co-ordinated by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC), the project involves seven European scientific institutions which are developing new analytical techniques to exploit the Mars Express and the future ExoMars missions.