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Launch Photos: Europe's ExoMars 2016 Mission Rockets Toward the Red Planet

ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter and Schiaparelli

ESA/AOES Medialab

The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter and Schiaparelli, the Entry, Descent, and landing module, will search the Martian environment and atmosphere when they arrive in 2016.

How ESA's ExoMars Missions Work (Infographic)

by Karl Tate, Infographics Artist

The European Space Agency's ExoMars project involves an orbiter, lander and rover, launched on two separate Proton rockets (infographic)

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