Tag Archives: ExoMars 2020 rover

Wanted: A name for the ExoMars 2020 rover

The UK Space Agency has launched a competition to name a rover that is going to Mars to search for signs of life. Due to launch in 2020, the UK-built rover is part of ESA’s ExoMars mission. It will investigate … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , | Comments Off

ExoMars 2020 rover set for tough environmental tests

A representative model of the ExoMars rover that will land on Mars in 2021 is beginning a demanding test campaign that will ensure it can survive the rigours of launch and landing, as well as operations under the environmental conditions … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Toaster oven-sized chem lab to seek evidence of life on Mars

An international team of scientists has created a tiny chemistry lab for a rover that will drill beneath the Martian surface looking for signs of past or present life. The toaster oven-sized lab, called the Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer or … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off

ESA and NASA to investigate bringing martian soil to Earth

ESA and NASA signed a statement of intent today [April 26] to explore concepts for missions to bring samples of martian soil to Earth. Spacecraft in orbit and on Mars’s surface have made many exciting discoveries, transforming our understanding of … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off

HiRISE: Possible landing site for ExoMars rover in Mawrth Vallis

A possible landing site for the ExoMars rover in Mawrth Vallis. This digital terrain model (DTM) covers part of the proposed landing site for the European Space Agency’s ExoMars Rover at Mawrth Vallis. The proposed landing site is on the … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

HiRISE: Candidate ExoMars landing site in Oxia Palus

Candidate ExoMars landing site in Oxia Palus region. Beautiful Mars series.

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

ExoMars 2020: First parachute test successful

The largest parachute ever to fly on a Mars mission has been deployed in the first of a series of tests to prepare for the upcoming ExoMars mission that will deliver a rover and a surface science platform to the … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

HiRISE: Candidate ExoMars landing site in Mawrth Vallis

Candidate ExoMars landing site in Mawrth Vallis. Beautiful Mars series.

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

ExoMars 2020: Window into rover’s search for Mars life

Anyone interested in the scientific exploration of Mars and the search for life on the Red Planet will want to read a special issue of the journal Astrobiology. This collection of papers includes one dedicated to the objectives of ESA’s … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off

ExoMars 2020: To Oxia Planum… or Mawrth Vallis

Two ancient sites on Mars that hosted an abundance of water in the planet’s early history have been recommended as the final candidates for the landing site of the 2020 ExoMars rover and surface science platform: Oxia Planum and Mawrth … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off