"Schiaparelli - also known as the Entry, Descent and Landing Demonstrator Module (EDM) - is a technology demonstration vehicle carried by the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, which will be launched in 2016 to demonstrate the capability of European industry to perform a controlled landing on the surface of Mars. The preparation for this mission enhances Europe’s expertise and enables the testing of key technologies which could be used in subsequent missions to Mars. Although designed to demonstrate entry, descent and landing technologies, Schiaparelli also offers limited, but useful, science capabilities. It will deliver a science package that will operate on the surface of Mars for a short duration after landing, planned to last approximately 2-8 days."
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Image appeared in Issue 18 of magazine "All About Space".