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Nothing Says Springtime on Mars Like Explosions of Sand

September 17, 2019

Springtime on Earth can be a riotous affair, as plants come back to life and creatures large and…
This image was taken by the left Navcam on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on June 18, 2019, the 2,440th Martian day, or sol, of the mission. It shows part of "Teal Ridge," which the rover has been studying within a region called the "clay-bearing unit." Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Curiosity Detects Unusually High Methane Levels.

June 24, 2019

This week, NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover found a surprising result: the largest amount of methane ever measured during…
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…
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…
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…
NASA Radio on Europe’s New Mars Orbiter Aces Relay Test

November 30, 2016

Data from each of the two rovers active on Mars reached Earth last week in the successful first…
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…
ESA’s new Mars orbiter prepares for first science

November 19, 2016

The ExoMars orbiter is preparing to make its first scientific observations at Mars during two orbits of the…
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…
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…
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 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…
Landing site recommended for ExoMars 2018

October 23, 2015

Oxia Planum has been recommended as the primary candidate for the landing site of the ExoMars 2018 mission.…
ExoMars 2016 set to complete construction

June 18, 2013

ESA’s mission to Mars in 2016 has entered the final stage of construction with the signature of a…
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