ExoMars Wall Chart
Produced by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), this colour wall chart describes ExoMars, the second European Space Agency (ESA) mission to visit Mars. ExoMars is part of a joint two-part mission funded by ESA and NASA. In 2016 the ESA-led mission will launch an orbiter and short-lived lander. The orbiter will search for evidence of trace gases in Mars’ atmosphere, including methane, as well as acting as a data relay station. The second, NASA-led, mission will launch in 2018 and will land two rovers, one ESA (the ExoMars rover) and one NASA on the surface of Mars. STFC is a part of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) partnership of research councils.