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ExoMars rover - side view

Date: 23 February 2017
Satellite: ExoMars rover
Copyright: ESA/ATG medialab

The 2020 mission of the ExoMars programme will deliver a European rover and a Russian surface platform to the surface of Mars. This image shows the rover viewed from behind.

ESA's rover will be the first capable of drilling 2 m into Mars, where ancient biomarkers may still be preserved from the harsh radiation environment on the surface.

ExoMars is a joint endeavour between ESA and Roscosmos, with important contribution from NASA.

Note: a version of this image with a transparent background and a clean cut out of the rover is available here [6000×3376 png, 6.4 MB].

Last Update: 01 March 2017

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