Tag Archives: ExoMars 2018 rover

HiRISE: Candidate ExoMars landing site near Aram Dorsum

Candidate ExoMars landing site near Aram Dorsum. Beautiful Mars series.

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ExoMars 2018 mission slips to July 2020 launch

[The launch of the second phase of the ExoMars mission, scheduled for 2018 has been pushed back to 2020.] (…) The second ExoMars mission involves a Russian-led surface platform and a European-led rover, also to be launched on a Proton … Continue reading

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ESA rover tests navigation on Dutch beach

An array of strange, sharp-edged rocks appeared suddenly on a sandy beach near ESA’s technical centre as part of an ambitious test of robotic rover technology. Rovers for Mars and other destinations will operate much too far from Earth for … Continue reading

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Payload chosen for ExoMars 2018 lander & rover

Two European instruments and four European contributions on two Russian instruments have been selected for the Russian-led science platform that will land on Mars as part of the ESA–Roscosmos ExoMars 2018 mission. The first of the two ExoMars mission is … Continue reading

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ESA: On the rim of Schiaparelli Crater

A 42 km-wide impact crater and numerous smaller craters straddle the northwestern rim of the 460 km-diameter Schiaparelli basin in this image taken by ESA’s Mars Express on 15 July 2010. The large basin is named for Italian astronomer Giovanni … Continue reading

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ExoMars 2018: Test rover in CNES Mars Yard

Every journey begins with a single step – or in this case a downward trundle. The ‘egress’ of Europe’s ExoMars 2018 rover off its lander will be the second most stressful moment of the mission after Mars landing. So to … Continue reading

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ExoMars 2018: Testing rover egress to surface

One small step for a robot: getting a robotic rover off its lander will be the next most nerve-wracking moment for Europe’s 2018 ExoMars mission after landing. This week a simulation stretching between France and the Netherlands will let ESA’s Planetary … Continue reading

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