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 1999-2017 ESA Sat, 22 Apr 2017 04:50:59 UT cms Space Science News 40 Robotic Exploration:Final two ExoMars landing sites chosen Two ancient sites on Mars that hosted an abundance of water in the planet's early history have been recommended as the final candidates for the landing site of the 2020 ExoMars rover and surface science platform: Oxia Planum and Mawrth Vallis. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:15:00 UT Robotic Exploration:ExoMars landing sites to narrow to final two On Monday 27 March, the 4th ExoMars Landing Site Selection Workshop will take place at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), The Netherlands. At the conclusion of the two-day meeting the Landing Site Selection Working Group will make their recommendation for which two landing sites should continue to be studied for the ExoMars 2020 mission. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:55:00 UT Robotic Exploration:ExoMars: science checkout completed and aerobraking begins The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has completed another set of important science calibration tests before a year of aerobraking gets underway. Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:27:00 UT Robotic Exploration:Science checkout continues for ExoMars orbiter Next week, the ExoMars orbiter will devote two days to making important calibration measurements at the Red Planet, which are needed for the science phase of the mission that will begin next year. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:03:00 UT Robotic Exploration:Angling up for Mars science ESA's latest Mars orbiter has moved itself into a new path on its way to achieving the final orbit for probing the Red Planet. Tue, 07 Feb 2017 14:14:00 UT