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ESA’s ExoMars sends back first high-resolution images of the Red Planet

ESA’s ExoMars sends back first high-resolution images of the Red Planet

The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced that its ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) has just sent back high-resolution images of Mars, providing an unprecedented view of the Red Planet.

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Sensor malfunction led to Schiaparelli’s crash landing: ESA

Sensor malfunction led to Schiaparelli’s crash landing: ESA

A sensor malfunction was likely responsible for the European Space Agency's (ESA's) Mars lander Schiaparelli's crash landing last month, a preliminary investigation suggested.

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Misinterpretation of sensor data caused Schiaparelli lander to crash: ESA

Misinterpretation of sensor data caused Schiaparelli lander to crash: ESA

The ill-fated ExoMars Schiaparelli lander crashed because it misinterpreted sensor data which prompted it to jettison its parachute too early, an investigation by the European Space Agency (ESA) revealed.

ESA investigators concluded that misinterpretation of sensor data made the Mars lander to think that it was below ground level, when actually it was still at an altitude of 3.7 kilometers above the Martian surface.

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ESA still waiting for signal from Mars lander Schiaparelli

ESA still waiting for signal from Mars lander Schiaparelli

Something unexpected occurred near the end of Schiaparelli lander’s descent under the parachute when its back shell was scheduled to jettison and the probe’s thrusters were programmed to ignite, the European Space Agency (ESA) said in a statement.

ESA’s Mars probe, the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO), successfully entered the Red Planet’s orbit on 19th of October after a crucial engine burn, but the fate of the Schiaparelli lander remains uncertain as project managers haven’t yet received a signal to confirm that it survived its touchdown.

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Rosetta studying Comet’s frosty conditions

Rosetta studying Comet’s frosty conditions

The European space agency has said that equipment on Rosetta Orbiter is studying the frosty conditions on the comet.

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Europe set to launch mini 'spaceplane' Demonstrator

Europe set to launch mini 'spaceplane' Demonstrator

The unmanned Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) is going to launch atop a Vega rocket from South America. The wedge-shaped craft is designed with an aim to collect information on how space objects fall back to Earth. Europe is ready to launch its mini 'spaceplane' demonstrator.

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ESA’s Philae captures Amazing Images of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

ESA’s Philae captures Amazing Images of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

European Space Agency's Philae lander touched the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 12 November 2014.

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NASA and ESA Collaborate Again to send astronauts to Mars

NASA and ESA Collaborate Again to send astronauts to Mars

To send a crew of astronauts to Mars, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) have collaborated again. The contract of 390 million euro has been signed recently in Berlin.

Orion, the first interplanetary manned mission on NASA's plan, will have a different European flavor as ESA has been contracted to give the service module for the spacecraft.

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ESA preparing to land Philae lander on a comet

ESA preparing to land Philae lander on a comet

The European Space Agency (ESA) is attempting to make history in space travel by trying to land and deploy a lander on a comet, wandering in the deep space. It is going to be the first-of-its-kind effort by humans in space history.

According to ESA's plans, Rosetta's lander Philae will make an attempt to land on the surface of Comet 67P on 12th of November this year. The landing site, called Site J, is positioned on the more diminutive of Comet 67P's two lobes.

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ESA finally Identifies Safest Site to place Lander on Comet

ESA finally Identifies Safest Site to place Lander on Comet

Finally, Europe's Rosetta mission team has found the safest site to land a small robot craft on a 4km-wide comet. Rosetta aircraft is on a mission to help researchers gain insight into the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which is some 440 million kilometers from earth.

The Europe Space Agency (ESA) revealed on Monday that it has identified the head of Comet 67P as the best place for landing Philae, which is currently aboard its Rosetta spacecraft.

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