‘Spectacular’ First Images and Data Released from ExoMars Orbiter

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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Watch Live: ExoMars Arrival and Landing

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 […]

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Weekly Space Hangout – October 14, 2016: Sally Ride EarthKAM project

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Guests: Tyler Finlay of the Sally Ride EarthKAM project Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg) Their stories this week: Two trillion galaxies? Obama reaffirms NASA’s Mars plan ExoMars arrives in the coming week CosmoQuest Survey for Citizen Scientists – how can we make citizen science more available? CosmoQuest Survey […]

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We Land on Mars in Just 5 Days!

Watch how Schiaparelli will land on Mars Cross your fingers for good weather on the Red Planet on October 19. That’s the day the European Space Agency’s Schiaparelli lander pops open its parachute, fires nine, liquid-fueled thrusters and descends to the surface of Mars. Assuming fair weather, the lander should settle down safely on the wide-open plains of Meridiani […]

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