Europe's New Era of Mars Exploration
Publication date: 05 November 2015
Journal: ESA Brochure
This ESA brochure describes the ExoMars programme, with particular emphasis on the mission due for launch in 2016.
The ExoMars programme comprises two missions. The first (due to launch in March 2016) consists of the Trace Gas Orbiter, which will investigate the biological or geological origin of important gases on Mars, plus Schiaparelli, an entry, descent and landing demonstrator module.
The second mission is planned for launch in 2018 and comprises a rover with drill and a stationary surface science platform. ExoMars is a cooperation between ESA and Roscosmos.Link to publication