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Just like the "Solar Probe Plus" working title was changed to Parker Solar Probe, the "ESA Roscosmos ExoMars Rover" has now been officially named Rosalind Franklin.

We have over 60 posts that contain "ExoMars", and 14 questions explicitly tagged .

Mission "official-renaming" will probably happen again from time to time, what might be a good way to proceed to manage tags and perhaps question titles as well, so that several years in the future people won't miss good posts because they're only found under ExoMars and everyone calls her Rosalind?


From the BBC News' Rosalind Franklin: Mars rover named after DNA pioneer

The UK-assembled rover that will be sent to Mars in 2020 will bear the name of DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin.

The honour follows a public call for suggestions that drew nearly 36,000 responses from right across Europe.

Astronaut Tim Peake unveiled the name at the Airbus factory in Stevenage where the robot is being put together.

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  • $\begingroup$ I wonder if we need a future-proofing tag here in meta ;-) $\endgroup$ – uhoh Feb 8 at 3:56
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    $\begingroup$ I hope there will be no bad influence of Brexit to the ESA Rosalind Franklin mission. $\endgroup$ – Uwe Feb 8 at 14:36
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    $\begingroup$ I suggest, just like with BFR, we don't edit the word "ExoMars" in every post, but we do rename the tag. $\endgroup$ – called2voyage Feb 8 at 15:08
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For now, ESA still seems to use "ExoMars" as an official title. So I suggest we hold off on any changes.

If Rosalind Franklin becomes the common/accepted way to refer to the rover, then we may consider renaming the tag, but I don't think editing the text or titles of old questions is necessary.

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ExoMars is still the name of the ESA's program of robotic exploration of Mars. The rover is but one element of that program. http://exploration.esa.int/mars/46048-programme-overview/

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