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Exo Mars 2016 enters Schiaparelli into Mars Orbit on 19th October



ExoMars Schiaparelli entering into Mars Orbit on 19th October, seperating from TGO (Trace Gas Orbiter) on 16th October 2016

ExoMars, the joint endeavour between ESA and Russia’s Roscosmos Space Agency, will enter into orbit around the Red Planet Mars on 19th October 2016.

While entering into the orbit around Mars, its Schiaparelli will incline to the surface.

ExoMars comprises of TGO (Trace Gas Orbiter) and descend and landing demonstrator Schiaparelli.

The Trace Gas Orbiter will make a detailed list of the rare gases found in the atmosphere especially Mars Atmospheric Gas like methane.

Schiaparelli to separate TGO on 16th October and will enter into the atmosphere in Meridiani Planum on 19th October  

TGO will measure the geographical and seasonal source of methane and will determine whether this gas is geographical source or a biological source.

Schiaparelli will monitor the atmospheric changes and will record the wind speed, humidity, pressure and temperature.

It will also obtain the first measurements of the electric fields on the surface of Mars and will provide information regarding how the dust storms are activated.

The media is also invited for two day event at ESO’s ESOC Control Centre in Darmstadt, Germany.


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