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ExoMars parachute testing moves forward
18 November 2020

The parachute system that will help deliver the Rosalind Franklin ExoMars rover to Mars has completed the first full-scale high altitude drop test with redesigned elements following two unsuccessful tests last year.

The way forward to Mars
1 October 2020

The path that ExoMars 2022 will follow to reach the Red Planet is set. The trajectory that will take the spacecraft from Earth to Mars in 264 days foresees a touchdown on the martian surface on 10 June 2023, at around 17:30 CEST (15:30 UTC).

ExoMars finds new gas signatures in the martian atmosphere
27 July 2020

ESA's ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has spotted new gas signatures at Mars. These unlock new secrets about the martian atmosphere, and will enable a more accurate determination of whether there is methane, a gas associated with biological or geological activity, at the planet.

From Earth to Mars: Rosalind Franklin's centenary of science
24 July 2020

If Rosalind Franklin had had a birthday wish, she probably never would have dreamed of having her name roving on Mars.

ExoMars rover upgrades and parachute tests
15 May 2020

The second ExoMars mission, scheduled for launch to the Red Planet in 2022, is taking advantage of the extra time to upgrade some of the rover’s instruments and get ready for the next parachute high-altitude drop tests.

ExoMars to take off for the Red Planet in 2022
12 March 2020

The European Space Agency (ESA) and the Roscosmos Space Corporation have decided to postpone the launch of the second ExoMars mission to study the Red Planet to 2022.

Promising progress for ExoMars parachutes
19 December 2019

A series of ground-based tests designed to check the extraction of the ExoMars 2020 mission's parachutes from their bags have started successfully with promising results to keep the mission on track for next year's launch.

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