Tag Archives: Aram Dorsum

ExoMars 2020 landing site workshop begins

The 4th ExoMars 2020 Landing Site Selection Workshop will be held on 27 – 28th March 2017 at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), Noordwijk, The Netherlands. The two-day workshop will be run by the ExoMars 2020 Landing … Continue reading

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ExoMars 2020 landing sites will narrow to two

On Monday 27 March, the 4th ExoMars Landing Site Selection Workshop will take place at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), The Netherlands. At the conclusion of the two-day meeting the Landing Site Selection Working Group will make … Continue reading

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ExoMars 2018: Landing site choices to narrow

Later this month, scientists and engineers will meet to choose which two, of four possible landing sites for the ExoMars 2018 mission, should be retained as candidates. ExoMars is a joint two-mission endeavour between ESA and Russia’s Roscosmos space agency. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Possible ExoMars landing site, Aram Dorsum

This image is part of a proposed landing site for the ExoMars Rover, planned for launch in 2018. We can see how an upper layers of light toned sediments have been eroded, leaving a lower surface which appears dark. The … Continue reading

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ExoMars 2018: Landing site shortlist chosen

ExoMars is a joint two-mission endeavour between ESA and Russia’s Roscosmos space agency. The Trace Gas Orbiter and an entry, descent, and landing demonstrator module, Schiaparelli, will be launched in January 2016, arriving at Mars nine months later. The Rover … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Possible landing site for ExoMars rover

One of the important roles of HiRISE is to take high resolution images of potential landing sites for future landing missions. This image is of an area called Aram Dorsum (also known by its old name, Oxia Palus) that has … Continue reading

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