Budget chaos at NASA causes ESA to halt work on its own Mars orbiter and rover

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Sounds crazy, but it’s true: The budget chaos at NASA has caused the ESA to halt work on its own Mars orbiter and rover.



  • Andy Hill

    Not sure what this says about the advantages of doing joint projects with NASA. Personally I think having a less capable rover that does not rely on NASA would be a better option for ESA, at least it would be more likely to launch on time. The trouble with delays in Mars missions is that a delay of a few months becomes a couple of years because of the launch opportunities available.

  • larry

    Good – they should being waiting for the US

    Man up and do it ESA.

  • larry

    oops :* ) should NOT be waitng for the US… No one should be waiting for the US Goverment

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