December 2022: end of TGO mission.
19 March 2021: Arrival and landing of composite (Russian surface platform and European rover).
25 July-8 August 2020: Launch of ExoMars 2020 mission by Proton from Baikonur. Arrival at Mars scheduled for 2021.
9 November 2018: Oxia Planum selected as landing site for ExoMars 2020 mission.
March 2018: TGO starts sending back data to Earth for NASA’s Mars probes.
19 October 2016: TGO captured into Mars orbit and landing attempt by Schiaparelli module.
14 March 2016: Launch of ExoMars 2016 mission by Proton from Baikonur Cosmodrome.
September 2014: ExoMars-2018 System Preliminary Design Review (PDR) as part of ESA - Roscosmos partnership.
End of 2013: System Critical Definition Review (CDR) of ExoMars 2016 EDM.
December 2011: NASA withdraws from ExoMars programme and ESA partners with Roscosmos.
December 2010: Choice of payload instruments for the lander.
July 2010: Choice of payload instruments for the satellite, called Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO).
December 2009: ESA Council ratifies redefinition of ExoMars mission and partnership with NASA.
October 2009: ESA and NASA establish a joint Mars exploration initiative.
The ExoMars Mission is redefined. The decision, taken at an ESA Council meeting, foresees a Mars Orbiter with a small stationary lander, to launch in 2016, and a landing, by NASA, of a European rover on Mars with a second mission in 2018.