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Old 03-27-2016, 02:06 AM   #46
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 The worst possible (but very unlikely) scenario would be that a terrestrial bacteria survives the trip and settles on Mars. That's not going to create evil martian mutants but then it would ruin a lot of scientifical efforts on the search on life on Mars.

On a more plausible perspective, ExoMars is mostly devoted to atmospheric research, and droplets of rocket propellant on the sensors would be really bad. This is what concerns me the most.
Both of those scenarios assume ExoMars got contaminated in the first place. Sources don't mention how far away ExoMars was from Briz during the explosion.
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Old 04-01-2016, 11:36 AM   #47
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First light of the TGO:

https://twitter.com/esaoperations/st...359947?lang=de
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Old 04-01-2016, 12:05 PM   #48
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That's only funny today.
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Old 04-01-2016, 12:07 PM   #49
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Nice to see they are keeping a sense of humour!

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Old 04-01-2016, 12:13 PM   #50
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I'm either boring as hell or that is obvious and unfunny, like all other jokes I've seen today.
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Old 04-01-2016, 12:42 PM   #51
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 ...Sources don't mention how far away ExoMars was from Briz during the explosion.
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...Michel Denis, ExoMars flight director at the European Space Operations, Center in Darmstadt, Germany, said that the two craft were many kilometers apart at the time of the breakup, so the explosion wouldn’t have posed a risk...
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Old 04-01-2016, 12:57 PM   #52
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Must've forgot. But it would be nice to have something more specific than "many kilometers apart".
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Old 04-14-2016, 08:15 AM   #53
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http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Sp...ht_for_ExoMars

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The ESA–Roscosmos ExoMars spacecraft are in excellent health following launch last month, with the orbiter sending back its first test image of a starry view taken en route to the Red Planet.

In the weeks following liftoff on 14 March, mission operators and scientists have been intensively checking the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) and the Schiaparelli entry, descent, and landing demonstrator to ensure they will be ready for Mars in October.
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Old 05-18-2016, 11:13 AM   #54
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http://m.esa.int/spaceinimages/Image...ars_2020_model

More hi-tech solutions...

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Old 07-22-2016, 02:31 PM   #55
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In order to precisely deliver the Schiaparelli landing demonstrator module to the martian surface and then insert ExoMars/TGO into orbit around the Red Planet, it’s necessary to pin down the spacecraft’s location to within just a few hundred metres at a distance of more than 150 million km.

To achieve this amazing level of accuracy, ESA experts are making use of ‘quasars’ – the most luminous objects in the Universe – as ‘calibrators’ in a technique known as Delta-Differential One-Way Ranging, or delta-DOR.
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http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Op...mission_a_kick

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Following a lengthy firing of its powerful engine this morning, ESA’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter is on track to arrive at the Red Planet in October.

ExoMars made its first critical manoeuvre since its 14 March launch this morning, firing its engine for 52 minutes to help it intercept Mars on 19 October.
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http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Sp...s_landing_site

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Schiaparelli, the Entry, Descent and Landing Demonstrator Module of the joint ESA/Roscosmos ExoMars 2016 mission, will target the Meridiani Planum region for its October landing, as seen in this mosaic created from Mars Express images
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Old 09-26-2016, 05:02 PM   #58
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-35579849

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British mapping agency Ordnance Survey (OS) has released an easy-to-read map of terrain from the planet Mars.
Open data published by Nasa was used to make the map, which has been posted on the OS Flickr account.
This is the first time that OS has produced a map of territory from another planet.
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Old 09-27-2016, 10:07 PM   #59
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Looks like this was posted back in Feb and I found it hard to find the actual map, here's one I finally got:
https://natgeoeducationblog.files.wo...survey-map.jpg
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Old 09-27-2016, 11:00 PM   #60
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Well spotted!

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