ExoMars is set to land on the Red Planet

The mission co-launched by ESA and the Russian Federal Space Agency is landing on Mars tomorrow.
By | Published: October 18, 2016 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
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ExoMars is set to land on Mars on October 19, and if all goes according to plan, it will become the first probe not launched by NASA to successfully land on the Red Planet.

ExoMars is an astrobiology mission co-launched with European Space Agency (ESA) and Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos). The goals of ExoMars are to look for signs of life on Mars, inspect the water and environment and study gases and their sources.

The mission is made up of two components: a Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) and a Schiaparelli lander. Once they reach on Mars, the two will go their separate ways. TGO will investigate the atmosphere from orbit while Schiaparelli track wind speed, humidity, pressure, surface temperature, and will determine the transparency of the environment.

The mission is going to be livestreamed and can be watched here.