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Mars lander lost signal one minute before landing, ESA confirms

21 October 2016

Professor Andrew Coates and Dr Anne Wellbrock (UCL Space & Climate Physics) are interviewed about the European Space Agency's Schiaparelli lander, which was lost moments before touching down. But as the Trace Gas Orbiter is successfully transmitting data from its Mars orbit, their work on the ExoMars rover mission, set for 2020, continues unabated. Read: The Guardian, More: The Guardian, BBC 5 live 'Afternoon Edition' (from 1 hr 48 mins 56 secs)