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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
Turin – 8 May 2019 - After a challenging engineering phase, the Analytical Laboratory Drawer (ALD), the core of the Rover of the ExoMars 2020 ESA Program, has been successfully integrated and tested by Thales Alenia Space, Joint Venture between Thales 67% and Leonardo 33%, in its facility in Torino, Italy. Now it is ready to be integrated inside the Rover named Rosalind Franklin, that is provided by Airbus Defense and Space in UK.
“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 instruments operating as expected and meeting all of its scientific objectives.
When we think about the universe, we all feel like we’re riding an emotional roller coaster, from fear to surprise to wonder.
Last weeks we were all sad, as we said goodbye to NASA’s incredible rover, Opportunity.
While current objectives are scientific, Thales Alenia Space’s technology for ExoMars 2016 and the upcoming ExoMars 2020 will play a leading role in developing the new space economy. Here’s what’s on the drawing board.