Proton-M Briz-M
ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter & EDM Schiaparelli lander

Proton-M Briz-M | ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter & EDM Schiaparelli lander

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center launch of a Proton-M/Briz-M Rocket

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Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center was scheduled to launch a Proton-M/Briz-M rocket as part of the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter & EDM Schiaparelli lander mission. The launch window for the Planetary Science mission was on Mon Mar 14th 2016 5:31 AM from 200/39 (200L), Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Proton-M/Briz-M and experience the excitement for yourself.


Mission

ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter & EDM Schiaparelli lander

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.

Location

200/39 (200L), Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

Proton-M/Briz-M

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