Mars Express mounted on the Fregat upper stage
January 18, 2005
Most of the energy needed to propel Mars Express from Earth to Mars is provided by the four-stage Soyuz/Fregat launcher. The Fregat upper stage will separate from the spacecraft after placing it on a Mars-bound trajectory.
Topics: Environment, Space, Spacecraft, Space exploration, energy, Fregat, Soyuz-2, Soviet rockets, R-7, Mars Express, Soyuz, Soyuz programme, Mars, Spaceflight