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The challenges for missions such as the Beagle 2 Mars Lander, the NASA Mars Exploration Rovers (MER), and the Phoenix Lander will be described. Details of the future ESA Mars mission, "ExoMars", will be explained, presenting the robotic involvement of Aberystwyth University, and the severe difficulties facing furure planetary exploration vehicles. The proposed BeagleNET mission and the use of aerobots will be discussed.