January 16, 2021 :

"BBC Briefing : January 16, 2021

As far as future solar system exploration is concerned, in addition to the Breakthrough Starshot Programme, last month the European Space Agency (ESA) signed an agreement with Russia and China to develop a new 4-metre interplanetary probe.

While, India and Israel are also contemplating sending probes to Mars in the next three years. The European version of the future 4-metre probe is likely to be launched in 2026 and the American version in 2027.

It will enable both sides to carry out joint investigations, NASA announced.