Mars Express

Mars Express

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17/10/2014 2:07 pm

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ESA/Alex Lutkus

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Mars Express lifted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome aboard a Soyuz–Fregat rocket on 2 June 2003. It entered orbit around Mars on 25 December that year and reached its operational orbit in January 2004. The initial mission duration was one martian year (687 Earth days), completed in September 2005.

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