Set For Liftoff: Proton-M Rocket with ExoMars 2016
ExoMars 2016 is set for liftoff atop a Russian Proton rocket on Monday, blasting off from Site 200/39 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 9:31:42 UTC on a mission of ten hours and 44 minutes, delivering the 4,332-Kilogram Trace Gas Orbiter and Schiaparelli lander to a trans-Martian Trajectory for a seven-month transit.
Follow our live play-by-play of the countdown and launch here.
Detailed technical information on the Trace Gas Orbiter and Schiaparelli Lander can be found in our ExoMars mission sections.
For a detailed information on Monday’s launch visit:
Countdown, Launch & Ascent Preview
Proton-M/Briz-M Launch Vehicle