ExoMars | Back on track for the Red Planet
A year has passed since the launch of the ESA’s Rosalind Franklin rover mission was put on hold, but the work has not stopped for the ExoMars teams in Europe.
In this programme, the ESA Web TV crew travel back to Turin, Italy to talk to the teams and watch as new tests are being conducted with the rover’s Earth twin Amalia while the real rover remains carefully stored in an ultra-clean room.
The 15-minute special programme gives an update on what happened since the mission was cancelled in 2022 because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the plan ahead, the new challenges, the latest deep drilling test and the stringent planetary protection measures in place.
ESA’s Rosalind Franklin rover has unique drilling capabilities and an on-board science laboratory unrivalled by any other mission in development. Its twin rover Amalia was back on its wheels and drilled down 1.7 metres into a martian-like ground in Italy – about 25 times deeper than any other rover has ever attempted on Mars. The rover also collected samples for analysis under the watchful eye of European science teams.
ESA, together with international and industrial partners, is reshaping the ExoMars Rosalind Franklin Mission with new European elements, including a lander, and a target date of 2028 for the trip to Mars.
The newly shaped Rosalind Franklin Mission will recover one of the original objectives of ExoMars – to create an independent European capability to access the surface of Mars with a sophisticated robotic payload.
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2028 because some more improvements will be added?
Ok, 2024 I too near, but also 2026?
I love ESA a lot 💝💝💝
Putin ruined everything!
Inflation is everywhere, and progress on space travel has been negatively affected!
11:16 what protocol they use to connect?
Maybe Russia can build their own rover and launch that at the same time on their platform. Perhaps they could both have little laser pistols and start the first war on Mars. Though hopefully the actual war on Earth will be over by then.
Good quite sad with the delay but well, with more things to be added while later it might make the mission more interesting.
I like 🌌🚀 Venus is my favorite🌍 Space is my curiosity I will travel space🚀🌌
Only a matter of time before human cities and towns start to dot the martian land scape hopfuly within the next 150 years we humans need to get to mars as soon as possible.
weil es liebe ist
Interesting I thought the rover was in Southampton or Portsmouth in the UK at the Airbus Facility
Best of luck ESA
ESA, Thank you that you make us dream for a better world!
A wonderful project suffered because of the war.