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From astrobio.net: "NASA’s MAVEN Mission Observes Ups and Downs of Water Escape from Mars"

Astrobiology Magazine

Oct 22, 2016
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After investigating the upper atmosphere of the Red Planet for a full Martian year, NASA’s MAVEN mission has determined that the escaping water does not always go gently into space. 818 more words


From ESA: "Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter views Schiaparelli landing site"

European Space Agency

21 October 2016
Thierry Blancquaert
ExoMars EDM Manager
Email: Thierry.Blancquaert@esa.int

Markus Bauer

ESA Science and Robotic Exploration Communication Officer

Tel: +31 71 565 6799

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ExoMars lander crashed after its thrusters prematurely shut off and possibly exploded on impact

The ExoMars Schiaparelli lander, which was slated to touch down on Mars on Wednesday, crashed on the planet after its thrusters shut off prematurely, the European Space Agency confirmed Friday. 417 more words


From ESA: "ExoMars TGO reaches Mars orbit while EDM situation under assessment"

European Space Agency

19 October 2016

ExoMars approaching Mars

The Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) of ESA’s ExoMars 2016 has successfully performed the long 139-minute burn required to be captured by Mars and entered an elliptical orbit around the Red Planet, while contact has not yet been confirmed with the mission’s test lander from the surface. 563 more words

Basic Research

Mars lander likely lost after thrusters cut off earlier than expected during descent

BERLIN – Scientists at the European Space Agency downplayed the likely loss of its Mars lander, saying Thursday that a wealth of data sent back by the experimental probe would help them prepare for a future mission to the red planet. 440 more words


From ESA: "What to expect from Schiaparelli’s camera"

European Space Agency

12 October 2016
Detlef Koschny
DECA team leader, ESA
Email: detlef.koschny@esa.int

Elliot Sefton-Nash
ESA planetary scientist
Email: esefton@cosmos.esa.int

Markus Bauer

ESA Science and Robotic Exploration Communication Officer

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Basic Research

From Science Alert: "Two space agencies will attempt an historic landing on Mars next week"

Science Alert

11 OCT 2016


Mark your calendars!

The European Space Agency has teamed up with Russia’s Roscosmos program to land a spacecraft on Mars on Wednesday, October 19. 623 more words