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UK-built pollution monitoring satellite ready for launch

The Sentinel-5P spacecraft is designed to monitor the pollution that causes a reported tens of thousands of deaths every year in the UK Last year, the European Space Agency launched the Trace Gas Orbiter to Mars. It is designed to look for methane – a key tracer of life – to determine if Martian microbes are present on the red planet. Show More Summary

Simplifying complexity

The flight dynamics experts working on the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter mission meet regularly to assess progress of the spacecraft's almost-year-long aerobraking manoeuvres at Mars.

Image: ESA's ExoMars rover and Russia's stationary surface science platform

ESA's ExoMars rover (foreground) and Russia's stationary surface science platform (background) are scheduled for launch in July 2020, arriving at Mars in March 2021. The Trace Gas Orbiter, which has been at Mars since October 2016, will act as a relay station for the mission, as well as conducting its own science mission.

ExoMars: science checkout completed and aerobraking begins

The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has completed another set of important science calibration tests before a year of aerobraking gets underway.

Stereo vision

Space Science Image of the Week: Marking the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter’s first year in space with a new stereo image of Mars

ESA's ExoMars Prepares To Sample Lower Martian Atmosphere

8 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

ESA’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter is preparing to aerobrake into parts of the unexplored Martian lower atmosphere in search of methane, water vapor and other possible signatures of life on the Red Planet.

ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter takes in a rarely-imaged view of Phobos

ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter's science team enjoyed the opportunity in November to test out their science instruments on Mars. One of the tests involved imaging Phobos from an unusual angle.

New images of Martian moon Phobos obtained by ExoMars orbiter

8 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Lola Gayle, STEAM Register The Martian moon Phobos was recently imaged by ESA’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) as part of a routine series of tests. TGO arrived at the Red Planet on October 19 and made its first scientific calibration measurements during two orbits between November 20 and...

ExoMars orbiter images Phobos

The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has imaged the martian moon Phobos as part of a second set of test science measurements made since it arrived at the Red Planet on 19 October.

ExoMars orbiter gets up close to the Red Planet

European scientists are getting new snapshots of the Red Planet thanks to the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter. Continue reading ? The post ExoMars orbiter gets up close to the Red Planet appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

NASA radio on Europe's new Mars Orbiter aces relay test

Data from each of the two rovers active on Mars reached Earth last week in the successful first relay test of a NASA radio aboard Europe's new Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO).

New Mars orbiter provides tantalizing close-up of the Red Planet

9 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Most of the headlines around the European Space Agency's ExoMars mission in recent months have had to do with the dramatic failure of the Schiaparelli Mars lander, but on Tuesday its traveling companion, the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO), proved to be alive and well. Show More Summary

Here Are Our First Exciting Glimpses of Mars From Europe's New Orbiter

9 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

In case Schiaparelli’s crash-landing left you thinking the European Space Agency’s ExoMars mission was a bust, rest assured it wasn’t. The mission’s scientific workhorse—its Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO)—is performing beautifully, as evidenced by the first images and splashes of data ESA has now received back from the Red… Read more...

Schiaparelli investigation update; crash site in color from HiRISE

ESA issued an update on the Schiaparelli landing investigation today, identifying a problem reading from an inertial measurement unit as the proximate cause of the crash. Meanwhile, ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter is operating its science instruments for the first time this week, and HiRISE has released calibrated versions of the Schiaparelli crash site images.

ExoMars sharpens its scientific tools

9 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

After a long cruise and eventful arrival, the ExoMars mission gets to work next week as the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) makes its first observations of Mars during two orbits. The calibration tests are designed to make sure the instruments...Show More Summary

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Operations image of the week: ESA’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter swings into orbit around the Red Planet

Mars Lander Impact Site Seen from Orbit

So, half of the European Space Agency’s ExoMars mission went well the other day. The Trace Gas Orbiter is now circling the planet, and appears to be healthy and happy. Unfortunately, the Schiaparelli lander didn’t do so well. Instead...Show More Summary

ESA's Exomars Schiaparelli Lander Lost

Essential data from the ExoMars Schiaparelli lander sent to its mothership Trace Gas Orbiter during the module’s descent to the Red Planet’s surface yesterday has been downlinked to Earth and is currently being analysed by experts.Early...Show More Summary

Likely Schiaparelli crash site imaged by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Just a day after the arrival of ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter and its lander Schiaparelli, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has taken a photo of the landing site with its Context Camera, and things do not look good.

Sudden impact? Latest data points to parachute problem for ESA's Mars lander

10 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

ESA's Schiaparelli lander module remains out of contact while mission control in Germany seeks answers as to the fate of the unmanned probe. Data transmitted today from the ExoMars 2016 Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) mothership suggests Schiaparelli's...Show More Summary

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