Schiaparelli Mars Lander ‘Did Not Behave As Expected’ Confirms European Space Agency

ExoMars Program Manager Don McCoy confirmed that much of the descent data that they had been hoping for was successfully relayed back to the ExoMars probe, so while the landing itself was a mystery, the test has by no means been a failure.

In rather more positive news, the ESA confirmed that the ExoMars probe has successfully been placed in orbit around the Red Planet.

Over the next few years, ExoMars will study Mars’ atmosphere in fine detail giving scientists all over the world a tantalising glimpse into the planet’s cloud patterns, and atmospheric composition.


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