ESA 2003 Mars Express Mission at Risk Mars Society

Due to cost overruns in other science programs, The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Mars Express mission appears to be at risk. According to the June 15 issue of Space News, ESA is now debating whether to fund the mission, which would fly both an orbiter and a lander to Mars in 2003 at an expected combined cost to ESA of $165 million.