Set For Liftoff: Proton-M Rocket with ExoMars 2016

Photo: ESA
Photo: ESA

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

Countdown Timeline

Launch Timeline