ExoMars orbiter is now ready to search for life on Mars

After a year of “aerobraking” that ended in February, The ESA-Roscosmos joint ventured rover-Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) has finally reached its target orbit around Mars. In about two weeks’ time, the European Space Agency and Roscosmos orbiter will commence its operation of scanning the Martian atmosphere in search of traces gases, including those which could […]

ExoMars spacecraft: Agenda Mars

ExoMars is a European spacecraft that is currently orbiting Mars. It is reportedly ready to begin its search regarding signs indicating traces of life on Mars. The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) will start this mission in the following week or two. It has successfully completed a year-long aerobraking manoeuvre that was critical before beginning […]

ExoMars starts orbital manueuver

The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, spacecraft launched by Roscosmos and ESA which arrived Mars orbit in October 2016, is going to change its orbit. It will reduce altitude and will start lasting another 12 months process of aerobraking to reduce speed and reach orbit with altitude of 400 km using for this minimal amount of […]

Thales Alenia Space grabbed contract for ExoMars 2020

ExoMars mission delayed for 2020 and suffering for problems with organization and budget reaches next key point. Thales Alenia Space signed contract with ESA to complete activities concerning ExoMars. Contract was signed on 16 December 2016 and opened door for receiving by Thales Alenia Space additional funding given previously by the decision of ESA Ministerial […]

TGO on orbit, EDM situation still unclear – ESA with two satellites around Mars

After deploying EDM lander on Sunday, October 16, 2016, TGO was continuing its travel to reach Martian orbit after reducing speed and course change. In the meantime, EDM should land yesterday and send first data from Mars surface. Unfortunately, ESA still is not able to confirm successful landing of EDM. Reaching Mars surface by EDM (Entry, […]