MARS EXPRESS

Launch Details
Launched 1 June 2003
Flight ended
Status Operational
Destination Mars Orbit
Launch site Tyuratam Missile and Space Center, Kazakhstan (Also known as Baikonur Cosmodrome)
Owner European Space Agency
NORAD ID 27816
COSPAR ID 2003-022A
Observing

Timeline

2003 Jun 2 Launch from Baikonur 31/6
2003 Dec 19 Release of Beagle 2 from orbiter
2003 Dec 20 Pre-rendezvous burn
2003 Dec 25 Insertion into orbit around Mars
2003 Dec 25 Landing of Beagle 2 on Martian surface
2003 Dec 25 Failure of Beagle 2
2004 Jan 28 Orbiter reaches final science orbit around Mars
2005 May 4 Deployment of first 20-metre-long radar boom for MARSIS experiment
2005 Jun 14 Deployment of second 20-metre-long radar boom for MARSIS experiment
2010 Mar 5 Flyby of Phobos
2013 Dec 29 Flyby of Phobos

Launched alongside

FREGAT R/B

Fairfield

Latitude:
Longitude:
Timezone:

41.14°N
73.26°W
EDT

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