Europe’s Mars lander passes parachute test

Previous problems appear to have been ironed out in craft’s essential landing equipment. Ground tests designed to validate the deployment of the parachutes that will be used on the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Mars lander next year have started well at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. ESA’s ExoMars 2020 mission consists of the UK-built […]

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