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   Essam Heggy

What advice can you offer to young scientists or engineers?

You should take the time to learn, read and observe before getting involved in scientific projects. It is that time that defines your performance in any research activity.

What are your dreams for the future of exploration?

A fully Radar dedicated mission to explore the Martian subsurface

What portion of this mission interests you the most?

Radar exploration

What is the most fascinating thing about your mission?

Radar can reveal a lot of subsurface details on earths arid areas. It has shown a strong potential in changing our view for the paleo-hydrology of the SAHARA. On Mars, it would reveal unknown drainage networks and further subsurface hydro-geological features (water lenses !)

What’s the most extraordinary experience you've had so far on this mission?

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Ground Penetrating Radar fieldwork on the Sahara and the Amargoza desert as potential Mars analogues.

Essam Heggy:
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