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http://www.esa.int/For_Media/Press_Releases/ESA_Council_October_2017

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The ESA Council, chaired by Jean-Yves Le Gall, met on 17–18 October in Paris, France.

An Agreement between NASA and ESA on ExoMars 2020 was unanimously approved to include NASA’s Deep Space Network in the mission’s ground segment and to extend Mars proximity relay communications using NASA’s MRO and MAVEN orbiters.

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http://www.esa.int/About_Us/ESA_Publications/ESA_Bulletin_171_3rd_quarter

From ESA Bulletin 171 (3rd quarter 2017) Page 66

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ExoMars 2020

Delays of 2–10 months have accumulated on the Rover Pasteur payloads since Ministerial Council 2016 with respect to Lead Funding Agencies’ commitment. This was addressed with the relevant Member States on different occasions. The System Rocket Complex PDR was held in June allowing the consolidation of the spacecraft and combined operations activities plan at Baikonur.

Following the consolidation by Lavochkin and Thales Alenia Space Italy of the Descent Module and the Spacecraft Composite AIT activities and because of a longer launch campaign than initially assumed, Thales and Lavochkin were requested to propose an updated schedule that preserves 60 working days of contingencies two years prior to launch. A proposal for a simplified Rover wheelwalking mode is expected from Airbus Defence & Space UK to improve the overall compliance to the locomotion requirements on critical terrains.

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http://www.russianspaceweb.com/exomars2018-2017.html

Anatoly got one detail wrong: "Planetary Defense" is protecting from asteroid. Protecting from bacteria, which is what I assume the ExoMars lander needs to do is "Planetary Protection"

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