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ExoMars-2016 Modules Sent to Baikonur
29.11.2015 11:44
ExoMars-2016 Modules Sent to Baikonur

The orbital module and the demo landing  module Skiaparelli designed by the Russian-European mission ExoMars 2016 have been sent to Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakhstan), the ROSCOSMOS state corporation reports.

      They are planned to arrive at Baikonur in the second half of December.

      "Mission of 2016 is just the first stage of our cooperation; in the future Roscosmos and the European Space Agency are going to implement joint projects on exploring near-the-earth and far space", - the Rososmos deputy CEO Sergey Savelyev said.

      The mission will be launched in the period from March 14 to March 25, 2016.

      The orbital module and the demonstration landing Skiaparelli module will be sent to Mars in the framework of the ExoMars-2016 mission. The Russian carrier rocket Proton-M with the Breeze-M booster will be used for launching.


Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: ExoMars 2016 Mars Spacecrafts Space Exploration  

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