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Life-searching Mars rover might face a two-year delay

Published: July 28

 

The Russian-European flagship ExoMars mission will likely miss its 2018 launch window to the Red Planet, sources familiar with the program said.

A combination of technical and financial problems will force developers to wait until 2020, when Mars and Earth re-align for a possible traverse between the two planets.

Alternatively, the escalating cost of the ExoMars project could kill the program officials warned.


Other news, updates:

July 31: Concrete structure of Soyuz pad nears completion

July 26: New Angara engine is under development

July 28: Energia's super-engine might get a second life

July 25: Meteor-M2 delivers its first image
July 26; updated: July 28, July 29: Roskosmos restores control over Foton-M4 July 23: Russia launches new cargo ship to ISS

MANNED SPACE FLIGHT

 

Russian firm presses ahead with inflatable module

Soyuz rocket developer to build Russia's ISS module

Russia delivers fresh crew to ISS

 

Problems with next Russian ISS module go from bad to worse

NASA limits cooperation with Russia

Soyuz TMA-12M lifts off, fails to dock on time

 

MILITARY SPACE

 

Egyptsat-2 to begin operational mission

Soyuz launches GLONASS-55 satellite

Rockot launches Rodnik trio

 

 

Persona-2 fails in orbit?

Soyuz launches milsat

Soyuz launches GLONASS satellite

 

COMMERCIAL AND APPLICATION SPACE

 

Soyuz to launch Sentinel-1B

Soyuz successfully launches four O3b birds

Russia launches new weather watcher

 

Rockot launches Gonets trio

Dnepr launches a cluster of satellites

Sea Launch delivers Eutelsat-3B

 

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

Relek undergoes testing in orbit

Academy of Sciences kills Karat project

Russian X-ray observatory to fly in 2016

 

 

Four potential sites for ExoMars eyed

ExoMars to pave the way for soil sample return

ExoMars-2016 core module completed

ROCKETRY

 

Soyuz developer shows Putin future super-rocket

Angara-5 to replace Proton

Angara-5 to fly its first test mission next

 

 

Angara flies maiden mission

Proton fails again with Ekspress satellite

A colossal fire threatens Vostochny Cosmodrome

 

HISTORY

 

LK project

Ramjet rocket turns 75

Enduring mystery of the Zond project

 

 

A rare look inside Crimean mission control center

Russia takes over Ukrainian space facility in Crimea

1st launch of N1

 

 

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