On this day in 2016 – October 19th – the European Space Agency's ExoMars mission arrived at Mars.

There were two parts to the mission. The Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) was successfully inserted into orbit and is working as expected. However due to a systems malfunction, the experimental lander Schiaparelli crashlanded on Mars.

Last edited by Mona - Astronomy; 10/22/22 02:26 PM.

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