French space agency CNES says it appears likely that ambitions for Europe’s planned ExoMars lander mission will have to be scaled back if the mission is to go ahead, even with Europe’s new plans to explore Mars jointly with NASA. ExoMars originally was envisioned as a technology mission. But under pressure from the science community, it was rescoped with a much-expanded instrument package, doubling the cost to at least €1.2 billion ($1.6 billion). European Space Agency ministers ...
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