The mission

The ExoMars programme comprises two missions: the first – the Trace Gas Orbiter – launched in 2016 while the second, comprising a rover and surface platform, is planned for 2020. Together they will address the question of whether life has ever existed on Mars.

The launch

  • ExoMars 2016: 14 March 2016 (arrived 19 October 2016)
  • ExoMars 2020: 26 July – 11 Aug 2020 (landing 19 March 2021)
  • Launch site: Baikonur, Kazakhstan
  • Launcher: Proton
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