Robotic missions to Mars promise to provide a space-exploration second front as humans prepare to return to the Moon in the decade ahead. While NASA concentrates on building the human-rated Ares launch vehicles along with the Orion crew carriers and upper stages and landers needed to put four human explorers at a time anywhere on the Moon, the focus in Europe will be on a sophisticated rover that can drill as much as 6 ft. beneath the Martian surface to look for evidence of water and ...


You must be a paid subscriber to access "Europe Moves Ahead on Mars Probe as NASA Targets Moon".


Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to for access.


Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.