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Earth Return Orbiter’s first step to Mars
2025 delivery confirmed for 2026 launch, return journey in 2030
Airbus has passed an important milestone for the Earth Return Orbiter (ERO) mission, which will bring the first Mars samples back to Earth: it has passed the Preliminary Design Review with the European Space Agency (ESA) and with the participation of NASA.With technical specifications and designs validated, suppliers from eight European countries are on board for nearly all components and sub-assemblies....
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