ExoMars is Coming to (Martian) Town

Laylan SaadaldinLaylan Saadaldin
  14 October 2016

Hot on the heels of the Rosetta comet landing, we are back at ESA Operations in Darmstadt, Germany, this time covering the latest news from Mars, as the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter approaches and enters orbit around the Red Planet, and its Schiaparelli module lands on its surface. The joint ESA/Roscosmos mission – ExoMars – launched in March this year and is arriving at the Red Planet on 19 October. The two spacecraft separate on 16 October ahead of arrival and landing on 19 October.

Our editors – Daniel Scuka (Operations), Emily Baldwin and Karen O’Flaherty (Science), Erica Rolfe, (chief online publisher) and Maria Bennett (chief social media publisher) – will be supporting ESA in reporting on the events as they unfold.

You can find live updates and webstreaming details here. Follow the conversation on Twitter via hashtag #ExoMars and with updates from @ESA_TGO, @ESA_EDM, @esaoperations, @esa, as well as ESA’s Facebook and Google+ pages.

Read more about ExoMars at esa.int/exomars and exploration.esa.int/mars.

Tune in for this historic week, when Europe lands on Mars!