Coming Mars Landing Attempt October 19, 2016 - Animation Below

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source: Youtube/European Space Agency

This mission (ExoMars2016) will include a lander test (4 day mission) for a later mission in 2020. It will land near to Nasa's Opportunity rover (see map below). It should still be able to capture some interesting photos...looking forward to it!

Image caption: "On Wednesday, October 19, the ExoMars 2016 entry, descent and landing demonstrator module, named Schiaparelli, will land on Mars in Meridiani Planum not far from the Opportunity rover. The map shows the seven rovers and landers that have reached the surface of Mars and successfully operated there. The background image is a shaded relief map of Mars created using data from NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft." source: