ExoMars parachute testing continues12 August 2019
ExoMars parachute testing continues12 August 2019 As the second ExoMars mission, comprising a rover and surface science platform, progresses towards launch next year, teams continue to troubleshoot the parachute design following an unsuccessful high-altitude drop test last week.
ExoMars radio science instrument readied for Red Planet22 July 2019 An ambitious instrument for ESA’s ExoMars 2020 mission has passed its testing in conditions resembling those on the Red Planet. It will now be transported to Russia for its acceptance review, followed by integration onto the Kazachok Surface Platform,...
ExoMars 2020: progress and challenges28 June 2019
ExoMars 2020: progress and challenges28 June 2019 The full parachute system that will help deliver the ExoMars rover and a surface science platform to the martian surface has completed a full-scale high-altitude deployment sequence test, although unexpected damage to the main parachutes occurred.
Call from Mars winners shortlisted20 June 2019
Call from Mars winners shortlisted20 June 2019 Eleven finalists have been chosen to have their recordings sent to the Red Planet on the ExoMars 2020 mission. The joint ESA-Roscosmos mission will investigate, among other things, signs of lightning on Mars using a scientific instrument mounted on t...
A European mission control for the martian rover30 May 2019 The ExoMars rover has a brand new control centre in one of Europe’s largest Mars yards. The Rover Operations Control Centre (ROCC) was inaugurated today in Turin, Italy, ahead of the rover’s exploration adventure on the Red Planet in 2021.
ExoMars orbiter prepares for Rosalind Franklin30 May 2019 On 15 June, the ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) will follow a different path. An ‘Inclination Change Manoeuvre’ will put the spacecraft in an altered orbit, enabling it to pick up crucial status signals from the ExoMars rover, Rosalind F...