Source Pravda.Ru

Preparation for launching of "Mars-Express" interplanetary automatic station is coming to end

The Russian Baikonur cosmodrome is finishing preparation to launch an interplanetary automatic station, "Mars-Express", of the European Space Agency /ESA/, the Russian Aviation and Space Agency, Rosaviakosmos, informed RIA Novosti on Friday. The launching is scheduled for June 2nd.

"On Friday the Russian Soyuz-FG rocket carrier with a Frigate accelerating engine and the ESA "Mars-Express" space station left the assembly and test section and was placed in the starting complex. Pre-launching tests have started," the Agency pointed out.

Development and creation of the "Mars-Express" interplanetary station within 2 years cost ESA 300 million euros. Russian scientists from the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences were also involved in the work. The station must reach the Martian orbit in six months in order to deliver a Mars research vehicle, "Beagle-2", to work on the planet surface, Rosaviakosmos stated.

Comments
Capital outflow from Russia sets new records
Putin prepares bitter and hysterical missile surprise to 'American partners'
Putin prepares bitter and hysterical missile surprise to 'American partners'
Austria will not ruin its friendship with Russia despite spy scandal
The difference between Polish and Ukrainian nationalism is plain to see
Russia unveils nuclear-powered interstellar spaceship
The difference between Polish and Ukrainian nationalism is plain to see
Russia loses nuclear-capable cruise missile in Barents Sea. US intelligence finds it
Russia loses nuclear-capable cruise missile in Barents Sea. US intelligence finds it
Russia loses nuclear-capable cruise missile in Barents Sea. US intelligence finds it
Russia loses nuclear-capable cruise missile in Barents Sea. US intelligence finds it
Capital outflow from Russia sets new records
Russia close to recognising Donetsk and Luhansk republics after Donbass elections
Russia's game in Libya
US midterm elections: Impeachment unlikely, Russophobia getting stronger
Capital outflow from Russia sets new records
Russian PM threatens not to go to World Economic Forum in Davos
Russian PM threatens not to go to World Economic Forum in Davos
Russia close to recognising Donetsk and Luhansk republics after Donbass elections
Presidential and midterm elections in the USA change the 'American project' entirely
Presidential and midterm elections in the USA change the 'American project' entirely