ESA tests landing on Mars

In October, the demonstration vehicle Schiaparelli will arrive on Mars. The European Space Agency wants to check the whole landing procedure in this way, thus collecting data for future missions. The device will only work there for four days.

Mars has been researched by scientists for many years, but soon the first people will be there. The mission requires a lot of preparation, and a part of it is a project implemented by the European Space Agency, which sent a demonstration vehicle to test the landing procedure.

A vehicle called Schiaparelli was launched on 14 March on ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter and will arrive in October this year. This is not yet another Mars rover, but a demonstration design that will gather useful data for future missions. His task will be to enter the atmosphere of the planet, descend to the ground, and then landing successfully.

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