Detailed images of Schiaparelli and its descent hardware on Mars27 October 2016 A high-resolution image taken by a NASA Mars orbiter this week reveals further details of the area where the ExoMars Schiaparelli module ended up following its descent on 19 October.
Spacecraft operation for the next generation27 October 2016
Spacecraft operation for the next generation27 October 2016 When it comes to operating a spacecraft, there is just one simple rule: No spacecraft, no job! This is one of the first things that students were taught at the ESA Academy’s Training and Learning Centre a few days ago.
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter views Schiaparelli landing site21 October 2016
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter views Schiaparelli landing site21 October 2016 NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has identified new markings on the surface of the Red Planet that are believed to be related to ESA’s ExoMars Schiaparelli entry, descent and landing technology demonstrator module.
Schiaparelli descent data: decoding underway20 October 2016
Schiaparelli descent data: decoding underway20 October 2016 Essential data from the ExoMars Schiaparelli lander sent to its mothership Trace Gas Orbiter during the module’s descent to the Red Planet’s surface yesterday has been downlinked to Earth and is currently being analysed by experts.
ExoMars TGO reaches Mars orbit while EDM situation under assessment19 October 2016 The Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) of ESA’s ExoMars 2016 has successfully performed the long 139-minute burn required to be captured by Mars and entered an elliptical orbit around the Red Planet, while contact has not yet been confirmed with the mission’s te...
Ready for the Red Planet14 October 2016
Ready for the Red Planet14 October 2016 Next week, ESA’s ExoMars has just a single chance to get captured by Mars’ gravity. The spacecraft and the mission controllers who will make it so are ready for arrival.