Mars Express (Artist's impression)
January 17, 2005
Mars Express will be the first flexible mission in the revised ESA long-term scientific programme and is planned to be launched towards Mars in June 2003 with a Soyuz/Fregat launcher. The spacecraft will carry a remote observation payload, as well as a lander communications package to support Mars lander mission from 2003 to 2007.
Topics: Environment, R-7, European Space Agency, Spaceflight, Mars Surveyor 2001 Lander, Mars Express, Mars probe program, Lander, Mars landing, Soyuz, Soyuz programme, Mars, Spacecraft