ExoMars 2020 contract signing
The contract signing that ensures the full development of the ExoMars 2020 mission.
From left to right, signing the contract: David Parker, ESA's Director of Human Spaceflight and Robotic Exploration, and Donato Amoroso, Deputy CEO of Thales Alenia Space. From left to right, standing: Eric Morel de Westgaver, ESA's Director of Industry, Procurement and Legal Services; Roberto Battiston, President of Italy's ASI space agency; Mauro Moratti, CEO and General Manager of Leonardo-Finmeccanica SpA.
The ceremony took place on 16 December 2016 in the Ottagona hall at the Roman Museum of the Baths of Diocletian during the opening of an exhibition on Mars organised by the Italian space agency in collaboration with the Ministry of Cultural and Artistic Heritage.