20.10.2016

ExoMars TGO reaches Mars orbit while EDM situation under assessment

EXOMARS RSP - Carrier Module releasing the Decent Module which brings the Surface Platform and the Rover down to Mars.
EXOMARS RSP - Carrier Module releasing the Decent Module which brings the Surface Platform and the Rover down to Mars.

The ExoMars-Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) with a core module (MTP) designed and built by OHB, has successfully performed the long 139-minute burn required to be captured by Mars and entered an elliptical orbit around the Red Planet, while contact has not yet been confirmed with the mission’s test lander from the surface.

For more background please see the ESA press-release.

Media are invited to a briefing on Thursday, 20 October, at 10:00 CEST at ESA Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany. The media briefing will be also streamed live on www.esa.int.

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