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No European Mars mission this year, due to war in Ukraine

17/03/2022 10:57 PM | Click to read full article

Because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Europe will no longer be attempting this year to send its first rover to Mars, which was to have probed whether the planet ever hosted life.

The European Space Agency confirmed Thursday that it's indefinitely suspending its ExoMars  mission with partner Roscosmos, Russia's state space corporation.