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Lander crash has not endangered Mars mission, Russian experts say

The Russian-European ExoMars space mission remains on track despite the Mars lander Schiaparelli's crash on Wednesday, Russian experts say.

Mars lander may have "exploded on impact," European Space Agency says

The European Space Agency's Schiaparelli Mars lander may have "exploded on impact" after a failed descent to the surface of the Red Planet earlier this week.

Mars orbiter a success, but fate of lander uncertain after touchdown

The orbiter in a joint European and Russian mission to Mars has been a complete success, but it is not known if the lander part of the mission has touched down or crashed on the planet's surface,...

Mars spacecraft in orbit but no clear signal from lander

A joint European and Russian mission to look for signs of life on Mars has successfully placed a spacecraft into the planet's orbit, the European Space Agency said Wednesday, although the signal...

Probe headed to Mars in make-or-break moment for Euro-Russia mission

Seven months after its launch, a multibillion-dollar project to look for traces of life on Mars faced a crucial moment Wednesday as a test lander hurtled in the direction of the Red Planet.

Mission accomplished: Rosetta probe makes historic comet landing

The European Space Agency completed on Friday its Rosetta space probe mission with a historic landing on a comet 720 million kilometres away.

Historic curtain call for Rosetta probe set to land on distant comet

The European Space Agency is set to end its most ambitious mission yet on Friday by landing space probe Rosetta on a comet 720 million kilometres away, in a bid to gather final data before the...

History-making Rosetta probe set for a final bow on distant comet

The comet-chaser Rosetta will be working right up to end. Two years after dropping a lander on the comet Churi, the probe itself will be landing there - and then go silent, forever.

European Space Agency "thrilled" with photos of Philae on comet

The European Space Agency (ESA) on Monday said it now knows where its robotic lander Philae is on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Rosetta mission set to end with comet landing

The Rosetta mission is set to end on September 30 when the spacecraft will land on the comet it has been studying, the European Space Agency (ESA) said Thursday.

European space chief has his eyes on the moon as next stop

Johann-Dietrich "Jan" Woerner, director general of the European Space Agency (ESA) since July 1, is already talking about building a 3D-printed village on the moon.