The ExoMars 2022 mission is designed to find traces of past or present life under the Martian soil. Leading this search is the Rosalind Franklin rover, which features the Analytical Laboratory Drawer. The ALD is a sophisticated micro-laboratory capable of processing on-
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The ground test model (GTM) of the Rosalind Franklin rover for the upcoming ExoMars mission will soon leave Thales Alenia Space’s Turin plant for a short trip to the Rover Operational Control Center (ROCC), in Altec. This model will now be put through its paces on the R
Space exploration isn’t simply a sign of humanity’s hubris or a brazen desire to find new places to live and new sources of wealth. If we take the risk of venturing beyond our terrestrial home, it’s also to learn more about ourselves and our planet, improve life on Eart
The Descent and Carrier modules for the ExoMars 2020 mission have been integrated in Turin. The spacecraft in launch configuration will now be shipped to Cannes for environmental tests, before the launch to Mars to search for traces of life.
While ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter is sniffing the Martian atmosphere, the ExoMars 2020 Rover will analyse the deepest-ever subsurface soil samples to find any forms of life on the Red Planet.
A new phase of space exploration is leading to discoveries about our planet and about ourselves
Thales Alenia Space, ALTEC, the Italian Space Agency and the European Space Agency inaugurated the ExoMars 2020 Rover Operations Control Centre
ROCC will control Rover surface operations as it searches for signs of past or present life
“Hi, this is the ExoMars orbiter. How are you doing down there?” If you’re a space fan, you may know that it’s the Trace Gas Orbiter from the 2016 ExoMars mission talking here. Since then, the spacecraft has been in a circular 400 km orbit around Mars, with all instrume
Thales Alenia Space contributes expertise to the study of an international Mars Sample Return mission.
Hi there! I’m the planet Mars. You’ve known me since you began observing the night sky. Your Greek, Babylonian, Hindu and Egyptian ancestors associate me with their gods of destruction, war, death and fire. Over the centuries, it seems, I have inspired you to create ta