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Roskosmos started the Russian part of the joint project EkzoMars with the European Space Agency- VIDEO PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 29 December 2012 23:34

As reported RIA Novosti, citing a source in the Russian space industry, the Russian Federal Space Agency launched in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) a project EkzoMars without waiting for the signing of a formal agreement with the European Space Agency project (ESA), have been prepared contracts for the creation of scientific instruments for the EkzoMars. As previously reported Vladimir Popovkin, the project EkzoMars involves sending at the 2016 automated orbital station TGO (Trace Gas Orbiter) for the exploration of Mars and landing on Mars lander EDM, and in 2018 will send the rover to explore the surface of Mars (see the video at the bottom of this article), the rover Pasteur will be equipped with a drill for drilling soil of Mars to a depth of two meters and Russian scientific instruments HADRON-RM (neutron detector) and ISEM (infrared spectrometer). Roscosmos will provide for the EkzoMars boosters Proton-M and the upper stage Briz-M, the head of Roscosmos Vladimir Popovkin said, that the contract with the ESA will be finalized in the second half of January 2013, THE VIDEO:

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