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Exomars parachute test fails, for the second time

August 20, 2019

Next year, the European Space Agency (ESA) will be sending the ExoMars 2020 mission to the Red Planet.…
ExoMars Has Sent Back its First Images From Mars

May 1, 2018

On October 19th, 2016, the European Space Agency’s Exobiology on Mars (ExoMars) mission established orbit around Mars. Consisting…
ExoMars: Surfing complete

February 22, 2018

Slowed by skimming through the very top of the upper atmosphere, ESA’s ExoMars has lowered itself into a…
ESA’s ExoMars has Completed its Aerobraking Maneuvers to Bring it Into a Circular 400 km Orbit Around Mars

February 6, 2018

In March of 2016, the European Space Agency (ESA) launched the ExoMars (Exobiology on Mars) mission into space.…
Keeping up with TGO

December 6, 2017

On Friday, 17 November, the flight controllers at ESOC began operations to bring the ExoMars spacecraft into a…
Crossing Phobos

November 16, 2017

Editor’s note: Today’s update comes from ESA’s Armelle Hubault, a spacecraft operations engineer working on the ExoMars/TGO team…
ExoMars successful flux reduction manoeuvre

October 20, 2017

ExoMars has successfully performed a Flux Reduction Manoeuvre (FRM) for the first time. The manoeuvre was triggered by…
Big dishes band together

August 27, 2017

Earlier this month, radio dishes from three deep-space networks combined to catch faint ‘survival’ whispers from one of…
Aerobraking: Back to the future

August 26, 2017

After an approximately 11-week pause due to Mars conjunction and a major software update, ESA’€™s ExoMars Trace Gas…
TGO short summer break

August 4, 2017

On 25 June, the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) will suspend its aerobraking campaign until the end of August due…
Schiaparelli landing investigation completed

May 25, 2017

The inquiry into the crash-landing of the ExoMars Schiaparelli module has concluded that conflicting information in the onboard…
Final two ExoMars landing sites chosen

March 29, 2017

Two ancient sites on Mars that hosted an abundance of water in the planet’s early history have been…
ExoMars: science checkout completed and aerobraking begins

March 17, 2017

The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has completed another set of important science calibration tests before a year of…
Angling up for Mars science

February 8, 2017

ESA’s latest Mars orbiter has moved itself into a new path on its way to achieving the final…
Full go ahead for building ExoMars 2020

December 18, 2016

The first ExoMars mission arrived at the Red Planet in October and now the second mission has been…
Skimming an alien atmosphere

December 17, 2016

After the smooth arrival of ESA’s latest Mars orbiter, mission controllers are now preparing it for the ultimate…
ExoMars orbiter images Phobos

December 7, 2016

The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has imaged the martian moon Phobos as part of a second set of…
First views of Mars show potential for ESA’s new orbiter

November 30, 2016

ESA’s new ExoMars orbiter has tested its suite of instruments in orbit for the first time, hinting at…
Further Clues to Fate of Mars Lander, Seen From Orbit

October 28, 2016

The most powerful telescope orbiting Mars is providing new details of the scene near the Martian equator where…
Camera on Mars Orbiter Shows Signs of Latest Mars Lander

October 22, 2016

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has identified new markings on the surface of the Red Planet that are believed…
Buried glaciers on Mars

October 15, 2016

This jumble of eroded blocks lies along the distinctive boundary between the Red Planet’s southern highlands and the…
What to expect from ExoMars Schiaparelli’s camera

October 13, 2016

As the ExoMars Schiaparelli module descends onto Mars on 19 October it will capture 15 images of the…
Schiaparelli readied for Mars landing

October 11, 2016

This week, the commands that will govern the Schiaparelli lander’s descent and touchdown on Mars were uploaded to…
ExoMars arrives at the Red Planet

October 10, 2016

The ExoMars 2016 mission will enter orbit around the Red Planet on 19 October. At the same time,…
Engine burn gives Mars mission a kick

July 29, 2016

Following a lengthy firing of its powerful engine this morning, ESA’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter is on track…
First light for ExoMars

April 15, 2016

The ESA–Roscosmos ExoMars spacecraft are in excellent health following launch last month, with the orbiter sending back its…
ExoMars performing flawlessly

March 23, 2016

Following a spectacular liftoff, ESA’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter is performing flawlessly en route to the Red Planet.…
ExoMars on its way to solve the Red Planet’s mysteries

March 15, 2016

The first of two joint ESA-Roscosmos missions to Mars has begun a seven-month journey to the Red Planet,…
ExoMars prepares to leave Europe for launch site

November 26, 2015

The two ExoMars spacecraft of the 2016 mission are being prepared for shipping to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in…
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