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 a fraction of the cost (<$80 million).

ESCAPADE is led by the SSL, which is responsible for mission management, systems engineering, science leadership, navigation, operations, the electron & ion electrostatic analyzers, and science data processing and archiving.


simulated image of the escapade spacecraft in space