Date: Tue, May 15, 2018 | 06:30 - 06:45 GMT | 08:30 - 08:45 CEST
Replay: Tue, May 15, 2018 | 15:00 - 15:15 GMT | 17:00 - 17:15 CEST
Type: ESA TV Exchange
ESA’s Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) is part of what is known as ExoMars mission.
This orbiter arrived at Mars in October 2016.
After a year spent carefully adjusting its position, the spacecraft is now beginning its science operations.
The Trace Gas Orbiter’s instruments will be able to look through the atmosphere to identify trace gases - in particular methane, which could indicate signs of past or even present life. The orbiter will also act as a relay for rovers on the Martian surface.
This A&B roll explains the current status of TGO and includes interviews with Michel Denis, ExoMars Flight Operations Director, ESA and Hakan Svedhem, TGO Project Scientist, ESA .
More information at: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/ExoMars
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Satellite Parameters: Eutelsat 9A at 9 degrees E, transponder 59, downlink frequency 11900.1 horizontally polarised, symbol rate 27,500 FEC 2/3.