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ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter
ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter.jpg
ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter with Entry, Descent and Landing module
Mission type Mars Orbiter & Lander
Operator ESA, RKA
Website exploration.esa.int/mars
Mission duration 7 years (planned)[1]
Spacecraft properties
Manufacturer Thales Alenia Space
OHB
Launch mass TGO: 3,732 kg (8,228 lb)[2]
EDM: 600 kg (1,300 lb)
Dry mass TGO: 1,432 kg (3,157 lb)
Payload mass TGO: 116 kg (256 lb)
EDM: 5 kg (11 lb)
Power ~2000 W
Start of mission
Launch date January 7, 2014 (2014-01-07)[3][4]
Rocket Proton-M Briz-M
Launch site Baikonur 200/39
Contractor ILS
Orbital parameters
Reference system Areocentric
Regime Circular
Eccentricity 0
Periareion 400 km (250 mi)
Apoareion 400 km (250 mi)
Inclination 74 degrees
Period 120 minutes
Epoch planned
Mars orbiter
Spacecraft component TGO
Orbital insertion October 19, 2016 (2016-10-19)
Mars lander
Spacecraft component EDM
Landing date October 19, 2016 (2016-10-19)
Landing site Meridiani Planum
Main telescope
Name CaSSIS
Type Three-mirror anastigmat
Diameter 13.5 cm (5.3 in)
Focal length 88 cm (35 in)
Wavelengths from 0.475 µm (blue)
to 0.95 µm (near-infrared)
Instruments
NOMAD Nadir and Occultation for MArs Discovery
ACS Atmospheric Chemistry Suite
CaSSIS Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System
FREND Fine Resolution Epithermal Neutron Detector
  1. ^ "ExoMars Orbiter and EDM Mission (2016)". ESA. 13 March 2014. Retrieved 2015-09-04. 
  2. ^ "Mission Story:2016 EXOMARS Mission- Trace Gas Orbiter and EDM". Planex News. 30 June 2015. Retrieved 2015-09-04. 
  3. ^ "First launch under ExoMars program scheduled for 2016". Russia Beyond the Headlines. 3 September 2015. Retrieved 2015-09-03. 
  4. ^ J. L. Vago (10 September 2009), "Mars Panel Meeting" (PDF), Planetary Science Decadal Survey (PDF), Arizona State University, Tempe (USA): ESA