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Tag: ExoMars (ESA / Roscosmos)

ESA Live coverage of ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter arrival and Schiaparelli landing on Mars

Live coverage of ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter arrival and Schiaparelli landing on Mars began on the 16th of October with the separation of the two spacecraft. ESA will now broadcast the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter arrival and Schiaparelli landing on Mars live today, on the 19th of October. Watch the livestreaming event below or directly …

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ESA: ExoMars: From separation to landing

On 16 October, seven months and 500 million km after launching from Baikonur in Kazakhstan, the joint European and Russian ExoMars 2016 mission reaches a crucial phase. The Trace Gas Orbiter will release its Schiaparelli lander for a three day coast and a six minute descent to the Martian surface.The lander, which was designed to …

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ESA: Schiaparelli’s descent to Mars

ExoMars (Exobiology on Mars) is a two-part Martian astrobiology life searching project and joint mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) and Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos). The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) and a test stationary lander called Schiaparelli were launched on 14 March 2016. Visualisation of the ExoMars Schiaparelli module entering and descending …

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ESA: ExoMars – building on past missions to Mars

The ExoMars 2016 spacecraft will build on past missions to Mars. From the pioneering Viking missions onwards, our knowledge of Mars has been transformed and we now have an extraordinarily detailed picture of the planet. There are dust storms, polar ice caps and four distinct seasons. Mars has the largest volcanic mountain in our solar …

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ESA: ExoMars science

On 14 March at 09:31 GMT ExoMars 2016 will be launched from Baikonur onboard a Proton rocket. The joint European and Russian ExoMars mission will test key exploration technologies and search for evidence of methane and other rare gases in the Martian atmosphere. These gases could result from geological processes or they could be signatures …

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ESA: ExoMars

ExoMars, the European and Russian Mars project is well underway, check it out! The ExoMars spacecraft is almost complete. A joint mission between ESA and Roscosmos, it begins with the launch of the ExoMars orbiter in 2016 and carries an aerodynamically designed capsule containing a robotic lander. Getting to Mars, landing there safely and searching …

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