Airbus wins two ESA studies for Mars Sample Re…

Toulouse, France (SPX) Jul 09, 2018

Airbus has won two studies from the European Space Agency (ESA) to design a Sample Fetch Rover and an Earth Return Orbiter. These two elements will be critical parts of a mission to return samples of the planet Mars to Earth before the end of the next decade. NASA and ESA signed a letter of intent in April 2018 to pursue a Mars Sample Return mission.

After launching to Mars in 2026, the Ma
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