In the past few months, the ExoMars orbiter has been conducting aerobraking maneuvers that have brought it steadily closer to assuming its final orbit around the Red Planet.
A new study by an international team of scientists has indicated how a different form of water transport called “levitation” could have shaped the surface of Mars.
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The first images taken by the newest mission to Mars have been released, and the teams behind the instruments on ESA’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter are ecstatic. “The first images we received are absolutely spectacular – and it was only meant to be a test,” said Nicolas Thomas, who leads the Colour and Stereo Surface […]
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It appears that Europe’s Schiaparelli Mars lander crashed-landed on the planet’s surface and may have exploded.
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After a long journey, the European-Russian combined ExoMars 2016 mission finally touches down on Mars.
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After a seven month flight, ESA’s ExoMars mission arrives at the Red Planet today, October 19. You can watch live here as the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) and Schiaparelli lander make their historic entry into orbit and landing. The action starts at 9:09am ET (1:09pm GMT) when TGO fires its main engines for 134 minutes […]