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Russia proposes restart of ExoMars partnership with ESA

Russia’s aerospace corporation Roscosmos has proposed to the European Space Agency (ESA) that its partnership to launch and land ESA’s Franklin rover on Mars be renewed, despite the Ukraine War and Roscosmos’ confiscation of 36 OneWeb satellites.

[According to Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin] the equipment and Kazachok landing platform for the mission have the potential for launch in 2024. “ESA colleagues promised to make requests to their patrons, who are ESA member states. If they cooperate and give their consent, the mission may be implemented,” Rogozin said.

He estimates the likelihood of this scenario to be at about 708%. [sic] Roscosmos plans to get the response in late June. [emphasis mine]

It would not be surprising if ESA made this deal, despite its stupidity. Roscosmos’ actions recently, especially related to OneWeb, prove the people running it are very untrustworthy business partners. Yet Europe’s historic willingness to deal with the devil for short term gain — eventually and repeatedly leading to overall disaster — is legendary.

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4 comments

  • Ray Van Dune

    France: Just kidding about those Artemis Accords, Vlad!! Please jerk us around some more!
    Germany: Us too!
    Biden: Shucks, we can’t do anything without our precious international partners! Might as well shut some more of the economy down

  • David Telford

    I’ll suggest the ESA won’t bite on this. They already see what they are up against, and probably _should_ see a likely mission failure if they take it up. The .ru are fishing for some righteous indignation with this move.

    “Oh, look how gracious we were and what they did to us in response.” And with that, what other seizures are they entitled to from their wounded pride?

    A damn shame. There’s something in the water.

  • LocalFulff

    Here’s a 22 minutes BBC radio interview with the ESA boss about the effects of European sanctions on Russia, especially concerning the ExoMars rover.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3ct32lg

  • sippin_bourbon

    “Yep.. those Europeans are feeling a little too independent of that Russian Influence… better see if we can get them back on the hook”
    Putin to Rogozin.. probably.

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