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  1. Why is there so little water left on Mars?

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    June 24, 2021

    Mars is known for its thin atmosphere, where CO2 dominates and provides most of the atmospheric mass and pressure. In fact, the pressure is similar to that in the Earth’s stratosphere, which is a layer of the atmosphere, at more than 30km above the surface.

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  2. La chasse aux pannes est lancée

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    October 23, 2019

    Un cheveu sur l’objectif d’une caméra ou un matériau qui laisse s’échapper des molécules quand il chauffe, et c’est potentiellement un instrument spatial qui ne peut plus remplir sa mission. Alors pour éviter cela, des experts, comme ceux de l’agence spatiale française, sont présents de la conception du satellite à son lancement, pour expertiser, tester, puis nettoyer toutes les pièces qui le composent. Et intervenir en cas de problème.

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  3. ExoMars 2020

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    April 3, 2019

    ExoMars 2020 is the second part of the ExoMars mission, set to deliver two landers: a stationary Russian scientific platform called Kazachok, with the European Rosalind Franklin rover on board. After landing, the two will conduct their missions separately, the platform studying the Martian environment and the rover focusing on biological conditions and exobiology.

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  4. Videos

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    March 17, 2016

    Discover the ExoMars mission with reports and expert testimony.

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  8. ExoMars 2016

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    April 3, 2019

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  10. ExoMars 2016: TGO enters Martian orbit

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    October 19, 2016

    The ExoMars 2016 mission’s Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) was successfully captured into Martian orbit Wednesday 19 October. However, the landing of Schiaparelli had still not been confirmed at the end of our video broadcast of the event. The mission’s engineers were set to spend the night poring over data acquired by various satellites orbiting Mars to track down the tiny lander.

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  13. France-Russia space cooperation CNES at the MAKS 2017 international air show

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    July 19, 2017

    Wednesday 19 July, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall visited the ESA and GIFAS stands at the MAKS international air show in Moscow, where he also met his counterpart Igor Komarov, Head of Roscosmos, the Russian federal space agency. The two agency heads took the opportunity to review joint work undertaken in 2016, a year marked by the 50th anniversary of French-Russian space cooperation, as well as prospects for closer cooperation driven by the new political dynamic between France and Russia.

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  14. CNESMAG 69- Mars, the New Frontier

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    July 18, 2016

    Drawing on the in-depth knowledge of Mars gleaned from the exceptional Mars Express, Curiosity, MAVEN, ExoMars, InSight and Mars 2020 missions, France, CNES and our scientific community will be at the forefront of this new saga of the modern age—to conquer what is fast becoming THE new frontier for all of humankind.

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  15. ExoMars: Schiaparelli spotted by MRO

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    October 25, 2016

    NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has identified markings probably left by the impact of the Schiaparelli entry, descent and landing technology demonstrator module on the planet’s surface.

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  16. ExoMars 2016: Perfecting the Trajectory!

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    September 2, 2016

    On 19 October, the landing demonstrator known as ExoMars Schiaparelli will touch down on Mars after detaching itself from the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO). Its job is to validate new technologies and to demonstrate Europe’s ability to land on Mars, as well as to take scientific measurements. The orbiter’s trajectory has just been adjusted to ensure the success of the two events scheduled for 19 October—the landing of Schiaparelli in the Meridiani Planum region, and TGO’s insertion into orbit.

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  17. Exomars 2018 should land on Oxia Planum

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    October 26, 2015

    On October 21 2015, Oxia Planum has been preselected as the primary candidate for the landing site of the ExoMars 2018 mission.

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  18. Mission

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    November 9, 2020

    In its programme declaration, ESA sets out the technology and science goals of ExoMars.

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  19. ExoMars mission: Europe all set to land on Mars

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    October 17, 2016

    Wednesday 19 October, the ExoMars 2016 mission will insert its Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) into orbit around the red planet and release its Schiaparelli lander demonstrator for a controlled descent to the surface.

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  20. European payload selected for ExoMars 2018 surface platform

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    December 4, 2015

    Two European instruments and four European contributions on two Russian instruments have been selected for the Russian-led science platform that will land on Mars as part of the ESA–Roscosmos ExoMars 2018 mission.

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