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 Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:33:29 UT cms Space Science News 40 Robotic Exploration:Red Planet rover set for extreme environment workout A representative model of the ExoMars rover that will land on Mars in 2021 is beginning a demanding test campaign that will ensure it can survive the rigours of launch and landing, as well as operations under the environmental conditions of Mars. Tue, 29 May 2018 14:00:00 UT Robotic Exploration:ExoMars returns first images from new orbit The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has returned the first images of the Red Planet from its new orbit. Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:30:00 UT 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