#Trace Gas Orbiter

ESA Mars orbiter is preparing for atmosphere plunge

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While we hope you are taking it easy for the holiday season this year, you might want to spare a thought for those working for the European Space Agency (ESA). They are gearing up for a very busy New Year. On January 19, the ESA will start an...

Watch Live – Schiaparelli Lander hopes to “crush it” with soft landing on Mars later today

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The Schiaparelli Lander, part of the European-Russian ExoMars 2016 mission, is going to be touching down on Mars at 1448 GMT today using a soft-landing technique that utilises a novel crushable structure rather than legs. Watch the landing live later today Schiaparelli mission to Mars is not one...

European satellite set for Mars undergoes final testing

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The Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO), designed by engineers at Thales Alenia Space (TAS) in France, is in its final stages of testing before it is due to orbit Mars. The satellite will take studies of the planet's atmosphere and will drop a demonstration lander in preparation for a...