No Signal From Mars Lander, but European Officials Declare Mission a Success - New York Times

The Schiaparelli hasn't landed, it appears. At least, not the way it was supposed to. Officials from the European Space Agency said on Thursday that they had stopped receiving signals from the Schiaparelli lander, part of the ExoMars 2016 spacecraft, a ...

Mission probably over for Europe's Mars lander - Washington Post

Scientists at the European Space Agency downplayed the likely loss of its Mars lander, saying Thursday that a wealth of data sent back by the experimental probe would help them prepare for a future mission to the Red Planet. The Schiaparelli lander was ...

After Rough Descent, Europe's Mars Lander Is Probably Dead - Popular Science

Mars has apparently claimed another robotic explorer. Europe's Schiaparelli Mars lander is most likely dead on arrival, after something went wrong during its parachute flight and its hover-rockets didn't ignite for long enough. European Space Agency ...

ESA Lost Contact of ExoMars Schiaparelli Before Mars Touchdown -- Did the Lander Make It? - Nature World News

There's been a lot of suspense surrounding ExoMars Schiaparelli's touchdown on Mars' surface. Now, the European Space Agency (ESA) has announced today that they lost contact with the spacecraft one minute before its touchdown to the red planet's ...

How ExoMars Schiaparelli lander may have met its fate on Mars - The Guardian

The data beamed back from Schiaparelli show that the first five minutes of its descent went flawlessly. Illustration: Reuters. Mars. How ExoMars Schiaparelli lander may have met its fate on Mars. European Space Agency not immediately certain that probe ...

ExoMars Mission Update: ESA Still Clueless About Fate Of Schiaparelli Mars Lander - Tech Times

The Schiaparelli Mars lander of the European Space Agency is believed to have crashed while attempting a touchdown on Mars. ( ESA–Stephane Corvaja ). The missing Schiaparelli Mars lander of the European Space Agency is believed to have crashed ...

ExoMars lander may have crashed on Mars after parachute and retrorocket problems - Telegraph.co.uk

The European space probe Schiaparelli may have crash landed on Mars after suffering problems releasing its parachute and firing retrorockets to slow its descent, it emerged today. At a briefing this morning, the European Space Agency (ESA) said there ...

Europe Lost Contact with Mars Lander 1 Minute Before Touchdown - Space.com

After a suspenseful night waiting for a signal from the ExoMars Schiaparelli lander, the European Space Agency (ESA) confirmed today that the spacecraft went silent less than a minute before it was set to reach the Martian surface Wednesday (Oct. 19).

Europe's ExoMars enters Mars orbit, but lander feared lost - SpaceNews

exomars-lander-sequence Europe's 300-kilogram Schiaparelli entry, descent and landing payload successfully entered Mars' atmosphere on Oct 19. But its parachutes appear to have been ejected too early, raising the possibility of a crash landing ...

ExoMars update: Schiaparelli probe's parachute malfunctioned - The Register

The status of the Schiaparelli probe remains uncertain, leaving scientists at the European Space Agency baffled after the lander's signal cut out unexpectedly. At a press conference this morning, ESA's Director General, Johann-Dietrich Wörner, said the ...

Yesterday's ExoMars Landing Did Not Go as Planned - Gizmodo

The European Space Agency's Schiaparelli lander did not touch down on Mars as planned yesterday. During a press briefing this morning, ExoMars mission scientists confirmed that the lander's signal cut out about 50 seconds before landing, and that ...

ExoMars Schiaparelli Lander Likely Lost But Descent Data Valuable for ExoMars Rover Mission - Space Ref (press release)

While the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has settled into a nominal orbit, the fate of the Schiaparelli lander seems sealed, with the Red Planet claiming another victim. During today's press conference ESA officials said early analysis of the data coming ...

Crash landing feared as Europe's Mars lander still silent - CBC.ca

Thrusters intended to slow a European lander as it neared Mars on Wednesday fired for less time than expected before contact with the vehicle was lost, leaving scientists uncertain whether it touched down safely or broke apart. The Schiaparelli probe ...

Did Europe's Mars lander survive? Time will tell: ESA (Update) - Phys.Org

Europe's second attempt at reaching the Mars surface appeared in peril Thursday as initial analysis suggested a lander dubbed "Schiaparelli", a test-run for a future rover, may have plummeted to its demise. While holding out faint hope, ground ...

Total recall ... of unsuccessful attempts to land on Mars - The Guardian

The Schiaparelli probe is far from the first lander to fail to touch down safely on the red planet. Here are some key Mars missions that failed to phone home. Sadly, Hollywood is still the most successful producer of Mars landings. Photograph: Everett ...

Still no word on Europe's Mars lander - but ESA hails mission a success - euronews

The European Space Agency (ESA) is hailing its ExoMars mission a success despite mystery over the fate of a lander supposed to have touched down on the Red Planet. Signals from the disc-shaped Schiaparelli probe stopped just before its scheduled ...

Scientists have lost contact with the ExoMars Schiaparelli lander - The Verge

The European Space Agency says it's lost contact with the Schiaparelli lander scheduled to land on Mars yesterday. The exact fate of the craft is still unknown, but mission handlers stopped receiving radio signal from Schiaparelli during its descent to ...

ExoMars Spacecraft Enters Orbit Around Mars as Word From Lander Is Awaited - New York Times

The European Space Agency's ExoMars mission delivered the Schiaparelli lander to Mars's orbit on Wednesday. An animated video shows the spacecraft's projected journey to the surface of the planet. By EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY on Publish Date ...

Triumph or disaster? - The Economist

THAT space flight is as much show business as science was confirmed on the evening of October 19th, when members of the ExoMars team put on the bravest of faces for a broadcast from their mission control in Darmstadt, Germany, about the arrival of the ...

Mixed success for ExoMars as Schiaparelli lander feared lost - The Engineer

The Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) component of the ExoMars 2016 mission has successfully entered its orbit around the Red Planet, but contact has been lost with the Schiaparelli lander. (Credit: ESA–David Ducros). Scientists at the European Space Agency ...