Europe’s troubled Mars rover is still important in search of life

The stars haven’t aligned for ExoMars, Europe’s first Mars rover, but scientists still think the aging vehicle could play a big role in answering one of the biggest questions in the exploration of Mars Has there ever been life on the Red Planet?

European Space Agency (ESA) exomars The Rosalind Franklin rover is probably the most high-profile space industry casualty Russian war in Ukraine, Originally slated to launch in 2018, the rover was finally announced as ready to go (after several delays) for launch in September this year. Russia’s Proton Rocket From the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. But Russia’s invasion of Ukraine put an end to these plans.

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