Mission controllers from the European Space Agency are now preparing ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter for its mission finale: dipping into the Red Planet’s atmosphere to reach its final orbit.
The European Space Agency (ESA) may have lost its Schiaparelli Mars lander during its descent on the Red Planet, but its mothership, the Trace Gas Orbiter, is still orbiting Mars and will begin conducting science observations soon.
NASA has released a new set of detailed images, revealing the crash site of ESA's EXoMars Schiaparelli lander and the MArs probe lying on the Martian surface.
The ExoMars mission still continues despite the Schiaparelli lander’s failure to touch down the surface of Mars.
The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) will perform a critical engine burn to be captured into the orbit of Mars.