The decision on the Russian-European project Exomars-2022 will be made in July

Roscosmos and the European Space Agency (ESA) are discussing the fate of the joint Exomars-2022 project, a decision on the fate of the project will be made after the July meeting of the Council of ESA member countries, Roscosmos reported.

Roscosmos and ESA continue to discuss and analyze the situation and options for further actions, one of which may be the return to Russia of Russian equipment located on the territory of the EU, and the return to ESA of European equipment located on the territory of the Russian Federation.

As noted in the message, in July “a regular meeting of the Council of ESA Member States is planned, following which the European side will decide on the future of the project.”

“The final decision on the further implementation of the Mars exploration project, including with possible international participation, will be made by Roscosmos after receiving official information from the ESA on the results of the mentioned meeting of the ESA member countries,” Roscosmos said.

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