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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.

ESA's Mars orbiters did not see latest Curiosity methane burst
13 November 2019

In June, NASA's Curiosity rover reported the highest burst of methane recorded yet, but neither ESA's Mars Express nor the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter recorded any signs of the illusive gas, despite flying over the same location at a similar time.

ExoMars parachute progress
15 October 2019

Positive steps towards solving the problems discovered with the ExoMars mission parachutes have been taken in the last month to keep on track for the July-August 2020 launch window.

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