European industry cost estimates are putting pressure on the ExoMars program while NASA budget cuts are forcing a redesign of key elements of the flagship U.S.-European cooperative space project. The European Space Agency (ESA) is negotiating €200 million ($287 million) in hardware cost reductions with European contractors supporting the multibillion-dollar ESA-NASA mission, which would send robotic science probes and surface rovers in search of life on Mars by the end of the ...

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