ESA’s Trace Gas Orbiter delivers first Science Data from Mars ahead of Orbit-Lowering Campaign

The European Space Agency’s Trace Gas Orbiter successfully completed a pair of science checkout orbits around Mars and delivered a first glimpse of the scientific results to be expected from the orbiter’s instrument suite once reaching a low orbit around the planet in late 2017.

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One-Second Navigation Error at the Root of Schiaparelli Mars Lander Crash

A one-second glitch led to a 3.7-Kilometer free fall for the European Space Agency’s Schiaparelli lander that crashed on Mars back on October 19 when attempting an experimental parachute-and-rocket-assisted landing on the red planet to pave the way for the ExoMars 2020 mission that aims to dispatch a rover to the Martian surface.

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Detailed Post-Mortem Begins for Schiaparelli Mars Lander after Wreckage Discovery

A 500-million Kilometer journey came to a dramatic end this week when the European Space Agency’s Schiaparelli lander crashed into the surface of Mars at over 300 Kilometers per hour after suffering an as yet unknown failure in the final stages of its descent.

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ExoMars Orbiter Captured in Mars Orbit, Schiaparelli Lander falls silent before Touchdown

ESA’s ExoMars 2016 mission reached a dramatic culmination on Wednesday when the Trace Gas Orbiter successfully inserted itself into orbit around Mars while the Schiaparelli lander attempted a daring landing maneuver to become Europe’s first craft to achieve the feat of landing on Mars.

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ExoMars 2016 on final Approach to Landing / Orbit Insertion after last Course Correction

The ExoMars 2016 spacecraft is on the final approach to its arrival at Mars after conducting a final adjustment to its flight path to set the stage for Sunday’s planned separation of the Schiaparelli lander from the Trace Gas Orbiter ahead of the big day on Wednesday.

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ExoMars 2016 bound for Mars after smooth Launch on Proton/Briz-M

ExoMars 2016 has been sent on its way to Mars on Monday after a day-long ascent mission atop a Proton-M/Briz-M launch vehicle taking the heaviest craft to visit Mars three times around planet Earth before being injected onto its Trans-Martian Trajectory.

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Europe & Russia set sail for Mars – Successful Proton Launch kicks off Daylong ExoMars Ascent

A heavy-lift Proton-M rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Monday, carrying the Russian-European ExoMars 2016 spacecraft to set out on a nine-month journey to Mars for an ambitious mission of discovery to unlock the secrets of the Martian past and present.

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Video: Proton Rocket Launches on first Mars Mission in two Decades

A Proton-M rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 9:31 UTC on Monday, carrying the Russian-European ExoMars 2016 mission, set for a seven-month flight to deliver to Mars the Trace Gas Orbiter to study the Martian atmosphere and the Schiaparelli lander for an Entry, Descent and Landing demonstration.

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