Schiaparelli EDM descent to Mars, illustration

Schiaparelli EDM descent to Mars, illustration

C030/8836 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 57.9MB

Downloadable file size: 2.7MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Restrictions: This image may not be used to state or imply ESA endorsement of any company or product

Caption: Schiaparelli EDM descent to Mars, with parachute deployed, illustration. Launched in March 2016, the European Space Agency's Schiaparelli ExoMars Demonstrator Module (EDM), entered the Martian atmosphere on 19 October 2016. It was equipped with heat shields to protect it as it slowed to around 1700 kilometres per hour, a parachute, radar system, and thrusters to further reduce its speed, and a crushable structure to protect it when the engines cut out 2 metres above its landing site on the surface of Meridiani Planum. Unfortunately contact was lost during the descent. Telemetry data indicates the thrusters switched off prematurely, and the lander crash-landed on the surface from a height of several kilometres.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 2016, 21st century, altitude, arriving, artwork, atmosphere, atmospheric entry, controlled landing, demonstrator module, descending, descent, descent and landing, edm, engines, entry, esa, european lander, european space agency, exomars, heat shield, height, high tech, illustration, lander, landing, landing demonstrator, machine, mars, mars exploration, martian, meridiani planum, no-one, nobody, october, parachute, planet, planetary, planetary science, rocket jets, schiaparelli, scientific instruments, slowed, solar system, space, space flight, spacecraft, spaceflight, speed, surface, technological, technology, thruster, thrusters, time, times, timing, touch down, touchdown, touching down, velocity

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.