ExoMars Orbiter at Mars
The ExoMars Trace Gas and Data Relay Orbiter (pictured above in orbit around Mars), along with an Entry, Descent and Landing Demonstrator Module (EDM), form the first mission in the ESA-NASA ExoMars Programme. The Orbiter and EDM are scheduled to arrive at Mars in 2016.
The ESA-led Orbiter will carry a suite of instruments to carry out a series of scientific investigations, including the search for evidence of methane and other trace gases in the Martian atmosphere.
The Entry, Descent and Landing Demonstrator Module (the capsule attached to the Orbiter) will test key technologies in preparation for ESA's contribution to a 2020 international mission.