ExoMars gets a name

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Kevin







PostPosted: November 8, 2013 12:16 PM 

ExoMars is now known as Schiaparelli.

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/ExoMars_lander_module_named_Schiaparelli

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PostPosted: November 11, 2013 1:51 AM 

Thanks, Kevin. Interesting that the 2016 lander is slated to land in Meridiani Planum. Maybe Oppy will be there to say hello.

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PostPosted: March 26, 2014 8:18 AM 

ExoMars (Schiaparelli) mission scientists are now about to select the landing site, from an original list of 30 they must now select two or three potential sites. The criteria is detailed in the link below I know some here were disappointed that Curiosity did not go to Mawth however that mission was pure geology so Gale was perfect however Schiaparelli is looking for life past and present as well as some rock stuff.

Given the chance of a vote what would be your preferred landing sites? Me personally? Well I wouldn't mind having a crack at either of the 2 sites turned down by MSL i.e. Eberswalde Crater and Mawth Vallis the latter possibly being capable of preserving evidence of past and even present life only downside is the terrain might be a bit difficult.
http://exploration.esa.int/mars/53845-landing-site/

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PostPosted: March 27, 2014 10:34 AM 

Mawth is on the list of 8 potential sites but there are many factors that have to be considered and one of them is a huge Elipse.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26743089

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PostPosted: October 2, 2014 11:50 AM 

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Mawrth Vallis, Oxia Planum, Hypanis Vallis and Aram Dorsum are the shortlist sites.

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PostPosted: October 17, 2014 10:30 PM 

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PostPosted: October 19, 2014 7:28 AM 

Thanks for the heads up Barsoomer at this rate we will be living on Mars before ExoMars gets there.




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