Notes for editors
ESA and NASA share a common interest in conducting robotic missions to the Red Planet for scientific purposes and preparing for eventual human visits. After a series of extensive discussions, the science heads of both agencies agreed on a plan of cooperation during a July 2009 bilateral meeting in Plymouth, UK. The plan consists of two Mars cooperative exploration missions, in 2016 and 2018.
Jorge Vago, ExoMars Programme Scientist
Science and Robotic Exploration Directorate,
ESA ESTEC, The Netherlands
Email: Jorge.Vago @ esa.int
Tel: +31 71 565 5211