Europe’s attempt to search for life on Mars will launch as planned in 2020 despite fears of soaring costs, it has been confirmed.
Members of the European Space Agency (Esa) agreed to stump up the extra £370 million needed to ensure the future of ExoMars Rover.
European science ministers decided to back the mission at a major meeting in Lucerne, Switzerland.
The space agency’s chief Jan Woerner, said: “We need to work hard because it’s not only some rover, we have the payloads from different sources – all of this has to pack together.
“It’s not an easy thing, but we are confident that we will succeed.”
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