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ExoMars 2016 - Schiaparelli Anomaly Inquiry

Publication date: 18 May 2017

Issue: 1
Year: 2017

Copyright: ESA

Reference: DG-I/2017/546/TTN

This is the report from the Schiaparelli Inquiry Board (SIB). The SIB was established for the following purpose:

  • To establish the circumstances of the Schiaparelli anomaly;
  • To establish the root cause of the anomaly and the reasons for this root cause;
  • To establish recommendations for corrective actions;
  • To establish consequences for the 2020 ExoMars mission in terms of lack of demonstration and associated recommendations for remedying of any shortfalls.

Report contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Acronyms
  3. EDM/Schiaparelli system & mission description
  4. EDM/Schiaparelli validation approach
  5. The circumstances of the anomaly
  6. Investigation and findings from interviews & documentation review
  7. General observations and recommendations
  8. Consideration for ExoMars 2020 project
  9. Conclusion

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Last Update: 24 May 2017

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