ExoMars rover leaves British factory, heads for testing in France
ExoMars parachute failures could jeopardize 2020 launch date
Europe’s ExoMars orbiter nears start of methane-sniffing science mission
Probe into crash of ESA lander recommends more checks on ExoMars descent craft
Investigators who studied the crash of the European Space Agency’s Schiaparelli lander on Mars last year have recommended more stringent testing and computer modeling before the launch of a joint European-Russian landing craft in 2020 to avoid a repeat of the mistakes that doomed the probe’s descent through the Martian atmosphere.
Europe’s ExoMars spacecraft begins lowering its orbit
The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, a Russian-launched, European-built spacecraft that arrived at Mars in October, is starting to dip into the upper reaches of the red planet’s atmosphere in a year-long “aerobraking” campaign place the observatory in the right position to hunt for methane, an indicator of potential biological activity.