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Europe’s Gas-Sniffing Spacecraft Set To Science The Crap Out Of Mars

Europe’s Gas-Sniffing Spacecraft Set To Science The Crap Out Of Mars

After a year of steadily slowing down, the ExoMars spacecraft has finally reached its target orbit around Mars. In about two weeks, the European Space Agency and Roscosmos orbiter will begin to scan the Martian atmosphere in search of trace gases, including those potentially linked to life.

Software Error Implicated In Crash Of Mars Lander

Software Error Implicated In Crash Of Mars Lander

Researchers with the ExoMars mission are pointing to a potential computing glitch as the cause of last week’s crash of the Schiaparelli lander. The challenge now will be to isolate and correct the error in hopes of preventing a repeat in 2020, when mission planners aim to land a much…