Photos: Europe's ExoMars Missions to Mars in Pictures

Entry, Descent and Landing Demonstrator Module Configuration

Thales Alenia Space-Italy

The Entry, Descent and Landing Demonstrator Module configuration with a transparent view of the heatshield, showing the internal accommodation of the EDM surface platform. Image released Sep. 8, 2011.

Schiaparelli Mars Landing Stages

ESA/ATG medialab

This European Space Agency graphic depicts the different stages for the Mars landing by the Schiaparelli module during the ExoMars 2016 mission.

ExoMars Schiaparelli Parachute Landing

ESA/ATG medialab

Artist's illustration of the European Space Agency's Schiaparelli Mars lander parachuting down to the surface during its descent on Oct. 19, 2016.

Join our Space Forums to keep talking space on the latest missions, night sky and more! And if you have a news tip, correction or comment, let us know at: Staff
News and editorial team is the premier source of space exploration, innovation and astronomy news, chronicling (and celebrating) humanity's ongoing expansion across the final frontier. Originally founded in 1999, is, and always has been, the passion of writers and editors who are space fans and also trained journalists. Our current news team consists of Editor-in-Chief Tariq Malik; Editor Hanneke Weitering, Senior Space Writer Mike Wall; Senior Writer Meghan Bartels; Senior Writer Chelsea Gohd, Senior Writer Tereza Pultarova and Staff Writer Alexander Cox, focusing on e-commerce. Senior Producer Steve Spaleta oversees our space videos, with Diana Whitcroft as our Social Media Editor.