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ExoMars: ready for science
- Tue, May 15, 2018 | 06:30 - 06:45 GMT | 08:30 - 08:45 CEST
- Tue, May 15, 2018 | 15:00 - 15:15 GMT | 17:00 - 17:15 CEST (REPLAY)
- ESA TV Exchange - 16:9
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 .
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ExoMars_ready for science_FINAL.docx
- Satellite Parameters
Eutelsat 9A at 9 degrees E, transponder 59, downlink frequency 11900.1 horizontally polarised, symbol rate 27,500 FEC 2/3.