RSS feed for ESA's Robotic Exploration of Mars web site An RSS feed for news from ESA's Robotic Exploration of Mars web site ( en-us Copyright 1999-2018 ESA Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:58:51 UT cms Space Science News 40 Robotic Exploration:ExoMars poised to start science mission The ExoMars orbiter will soon begin its search for gases that may be linked to active geological or biological activity on the Red Planet. Mon, 09 Apr 2018 17:47:00 UT Robotic Exploration:First test success for largest Mars mission parachute The largest parachute ever to fly on a Mars mission has been deployed in the first of a series of tests to prepare for the upcoming ExoMars mission that will deliver a rover and a surface science platform to the Red Planet. Thu, 29 Mar 2018 07:35:00 UT Robotic Exploration:Surfing complete Slowed by skimming through the very top of the upper atmosphere, ESA's ExoMars has lowered itself into a planet-hugging orbit and is about ready to begin sniffing the Red Planet for methane. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:26:00 UT Robotic Exploration:A window on the ExoMars rover's search for Martian life Anyone interested in the scientific exploration of Mars and the search for life on the Red Planet will want to read a special issue of the journal Astrobiology. This collection of papers includes one dedicated to the objectives of ESA's rover mission on ExoMars 2020 and in-depth summaries of the nine scientific instruments carried by the roving vehicle. Tue, 05 Sep 2017 14:40:00 UT Robotic Exploration:Schiaparelli landing investigation completed The inquiry into the crash-landing of the ExoMars Schiaparelli module has concluded that conflicting information in the onboard computer caused the descent sequence to end prematurely. Wed, 24 May 2017 11:51:00 UT