Final two ExoMars landing sites chosen28 March 2017
Final two ExoMars landing sites chosen28 March 2017 Two ancient sites on Mars that hosted an abundance of water in the planet’s early history have been recommended as the final candidates for the landing site of the 2020 ExoMars rover and surface science platform: Oxia Planum and Mawrth Vallis.
ExoMars: science checkout completed and aerobraking begins16 March 2017 The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has completed another set of important science calibration tests before a year of aerobraking gets underway.
Science checkout continues for ExoMars orbiter27 February 2017
Science checkout continues for ExoMars orbiter27 February 2017 Next week, the ExoMars orbiter will devote two days to making important calibration measurements at the Red Planet, which are needed for the science phase of the mission that will begin next year.
Angling up for Mars science07 February 2017
Angling up for Mars science07 February 2017 ESA’s latest Mars orbiter has moved itself into a new path on its way to achieving the final orbit for probing the Red Planet.
Full go-ahead for building ExoMars 2020 16 December 2016
Full go-ahead for building ExoMars 2020 16 December 2016 The first ExoMars mission arrived at the Red Planet in October and now the second mission has been confirmed to complete its construction for a 2020 launch.
Skimming an alien atmosphere16 December 2016
Skimming an alien atmosphere16 December 2016 After the smooth arrival of ESA’s latest Mars orbiter, mission controllers are now preparing it for the ultimate challenge: dipping into the Red Planet’s atmosphere to reach its final orbit.