Oxia Planum favoured for ExoMars surface mission

When the ExoMars 2020 mission touches down on the Red Planet, it will most likely be at Oxia Planum. The ExoMars Landing Site Selection Working Group has announced that this flat area near the Martian equator was recommended for the ESA-Roscosmos rover and surface science platform because it provides the best chances for finding signs of life, balanced against the need for a safe landing zone... Continue Reading Preferred landing site for ExoMars 2020 rover mission revealed Category: Space Tags: ESA Exomars Mars Roscosmos

Preferred landing site for ExoMars 2020 rover mission revealed

When the ExoMars 2020 mission touches down on the Red Planet, it will most likely be at Oxia Planum. The ExoMars Landing Site Selection Working Group has announced that this flat area ...

Sun 11 Nov 18 from Gizmag

ExoMars: Life-detecting robot to be sent to Oxia Planum

The joint Europe-Russia mission to the Red Planet in 2020 will investigate an ancient water-altered terrain.

Fri 9 Nov 18 from BBC News

ExoMars: Where to send Europe's robot rover?

The joint Europe-Russia mission to the Red Planet in 2020 needs a destination to go do its science.

Wed 7 Nov 18 from BBC News

Mission to hunt aliens on Mars reveals landing site where extraterrestrial life most likely to be found

Scientists have picked the landing site of a robot mission to Mars which will search for signs of alien life.

Mon 12 Nov 18 from FOXNews

The ExoMars rover may search for life near the Red Planet's equator

Europe and Russia's ExoMars rover has been assigned its destination on the Red Planet. The robot explorer will almost certainly land on Oxia Planum -- a site rich in iron-magnesium ...

Mon 12 Nov 18 from Engadget

Scientists finally know where they're sending the new Mars Rover - CNET

The ExoMars rover will land on a clay-rich plain, drilling into the Martian surface to hunt for signs of life.

Sun 11 Nov 18 from CNET

Landing site selected for UK's ExoMars rover in 2021

London, UK (SPX) Nov 12, 2018 A group of scientists and engineers in Leicester has recommended Oxia Planum as the best landing site for the British-built Mars rover. Due to land in 2021, ...

Sun 11 Nov 18 from SpaceDaily

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