May 24, 2022

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ExoMars suspended after suspension of cooperation with Russia, ESA announces

The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced that it will suspend Russian-European Exomars missions and look for alternatives to launch four other missions. The reason? Due to this, the cooperation with the Russian space agency Roskosmos was suspended War in Ukraine.

Launched in September

Mission ExoMars Eve planned to launch an ESA rover to Mars in September using a Russian launcher and lander. The board of the European Space Agency has instructed its director to launch a rapid industrial study to restart Exomars and look for alternatives to other missions.

The launches of many ESA missions have so far relied on the use of the Russian Soyuz launcher from the European space station Kourou in French Guiana. Roscosmos responded to European sanctions imposed following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, suspended Soyuz launches from Kourou and withdrew its team of about a hundred engineers and technicians.

Planned from 2020

It was initially planned to launch in 2020ExoMars Postponed to September 2022 due to Govt epidemic. It has been compromised because of the window of opportunity toward the red planet, which every two years … According to a millimeter choreography, the ESA rover, Rosalind Franklin, is to be flown by a proton rocket from Pyongyang, Kazakhstan, using the Russian “Kazatzhok” land. To land.

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