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ESA-Roscosmos: ExoMars 2016 updates and discussion
« Reply #1020 on: 02/21/2018 07:32 PM »
ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter completes aerobraking

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Re: ESA-Roscosmos: ExoMars 2016 updates and discussion
« Reply #1021 on: 03/08/2018 07:31 PM »
Europe’s ExoMars orbiter nears start of methane-sniffing science mission

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Nearly a year-and-a-half after arriving at the red planet, Europe’s ExoMars orbiter is finally approaching a planned perch around 250 miles over the rust-colored world after repeatedly dipping into the Martian atmosphere to lower its orbit.

The end of a year-long “aerobraking” campaign moves the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter closer to starting regular science observations, a transition expected in April, when the mission will begin measuring how much methane is in the Martian atmosphere, an indicator of potential ongoing biological or geological activity.

https://spaceflightnow.com/2018/03/07/europes-exomars-orbiter-nears-start-of-methane-sniffing-science-mission/

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Re: ESA-Roscosmos: ExoMars 2016 updates and discussion
« Reply #1022 on: 03/16/2018 04:38 PM »


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Published on 16 Mar 2018
Два года назад с космодрома Байконур ракетой «Протон» был запущен космический аппарат российско-европейской программы «ЭкзоМарс-2016». Сегодня марсианский аппарат TGO выходит на рабочую орбиту вокруг Красной планеты. Идёт проверка научной аппаратуры.

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Two years ago, the spacecraft of the Russian-European program ExoMars-2016 was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome with the Proton rocket. Today, the Martian apparatus TGO enters the working orbit around the Red Planet. There is a check of scientific equipment.

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