LAUNCH CENTER

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Mon Mar 14 2016
Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter & EDM Schiaparelli lander

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

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(9:31 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

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(9:31 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

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(9:31 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

Rocket Details

Name:

Proton-M Briz-M

Description:

Proton-M Briz-M rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type: Planetary Science
  • This is the first part of ESA’s and Roscosmos’s Mars exploration programme (ExoMars). The launch in the 2016 Mars window will consist of an orbiter and lander and will take 7 months to travel to Mars. The Trace Gas Orbiter will search for trace gases in the atmosphere such as methane and hydrogen. The Schiaparelli lander will travel with the orbiter until each reaches Mars, where it will attempt to descend through the atmosphere and land on the surface. The lander only contains a small array of scientific instruments, to conduct experiments over 4 Martian days.
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Pad

200/39 (200L)