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ExoMars 2018
ExoMars Rover Mission to Mars

Goals: The ExoMars rover will travel across the Martian surface to search for signs of life. It will collect samples with a drill and analyze them with next-generation instruments. ExoMars will be the first mission to combine the capability to move across the surface and to drill into the Martian soil. The drill is designed to extract samples down to a maximum of two meters.

Development Status: This mission is in the planning stages.


Key Dates
2018:  Launch
Status: In Development
Fast Facts
This is Europe's first Mars rover mission.

The rover drill is designed to extract samples from various depths, down to a maximum of two metres.

The rover will use ground-penetrating radar to identify suitable drilling locations.
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