Collaborative project put on hold indefinitely due to restrictions imposed against Moscow over Ukraine offensive
3D rendering of interplanetary space station orbiting Mars © Getty Images
The European Space Agency has indefinitely postponed its ExoMars rover mission, according to a statement issued by ESA on Thursday. The launch of the rover was supposed to be carried out in partnership with Russia and was initially set for later this year. However, it has been put on hold indefinitely due to sanctions as officials rush to reconsider their options.