ESA - Robotic Exploration of Mars - News Archive
The European Space Agency (ESA) and the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IKI) [on behalf of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)] invite the scientific community to propose candidate landing sites for the ExoMars 2018 mission.
Published: 17 December 2013
The entry, descent and landing demonstrator module that will fly on the 2016 ExoMars mission has been named 'Schiaparelli' in honour of the Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli, who famously mapped the Red Planet's surface features in the 19th century.
Published: 8 November 2013
The European Space Agency (ESA) and the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IKI) [on behalf of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)] invite the scientific community to apply for membership in the ExoMars 2018 Landing Site Selection Working Group (LSSWG). Deadline for receipt of applications is 25 November 2013.
Published: 1 November 2013
Published: 17 June 2013
ESA and the Russian federal space agency, Roscosmos, have signed a formal agreement to work in partnership on the ExoMars programme towards the launch of two missions in 2016 and 2018.
Published: 14 March 2013
A drill that may help find well-preserved organic material from the early history of Mars is undergoing component qualification testing for ESA. Part of the ExoMars rover scheduled for launch in 2018, the drill needs to penetrate down to two metres whilst avoiding loose material distributed by the Martian wind.
Published: 20 September 2012
A crucial piece of ESA’s ExoMars Analytical Laboratory has been tested in realistic Martian gravity by taking it for a very special ride.
Published: 28 June 2011
ESA and NASA have announced the scientific investigations selected for their 2016 ExoMars lander demonstrator. They will probe the atmosphere during the descent, and return the first ever data on electrical fields at the surface of Mars.
Published: 10 June 2011
When Europe's 'Zero-G' Airbus takes to the air today it will be carrying technology developed for ExoMars. A part of the distribution system designed to transport Martian soil samples collected by the drill to the instruments inside the ExoMars rover will be tested in conditions simulating Martian gravity.
Published: 7 June 2011
The ExoMars programme has passed its System Preliminary Design Review, paving the way for the start of the implementation phase. At the final meeting of this review process, held on 13 December 2010, the review board expressed its confidence in the system design.
Published: 15 December 2010
ESA and NASA have today issued an announcement of opportunity for scientific investigations on the 2016 ExoMars Entry, Descent and Landing Demonstrator Module (EDM).
Published: 30 November 2010
Published: 1 October 2010
Published: 1 September 2010
Published: 2 August 2010
Published: 15 January 2010
Published: 17 December 2009
Published: 14 December 2009
Published: 16 October 2009
Published: 15 September 2009
On 29 and 30 June the ESA Director of Science and Robotic Exploration, David Southwood met NASA's Associate Administrator for Science, Ed Weiler, in Plymouth, UK, to establish a way for a progressive programme for exploration of the Red Planet.
Published: 8 July 2009
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