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  Encyclopedia topic: Mars Express   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mars Express is a Mars (The 4th planet from the sun) exploration mission of the European Space Agency (additional info and facts about European Space Agency) and Italian Space Agency (additional info and facts about Italian Space Agency).
The basic design of Mars Express is based on the ESA's Rosetta (additional info and facts about Rosetta) mission on which considerable money was spent developing the spacecraft.
On May 4 2005, Mars Express deployed the first of its two 20-metre-long radar (Measuring instrument in which the echo of a pulse of microwave radiation is used to detect and locate distant objects) booms for its MARSIS (Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding) experiment but the boom didn't lock fully into place.
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 Mars Express   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mars Express is a Mars exploration mission of the European Space Agency and Italian Space Agency.
The use of the word "express" in this mission's name refers to the speed with which the spacecraft wasdesigned and built rather than the speed of its voyage, which used an ordinary transfer orbit and conventional propulsionmethods.
The craft consists of the Mars Express Orbiter whichalso carried a lander, Beagle 2, designed to perform exobiology and geochemistryresearch.
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 Mars Express
The Mars Express orbiter will carry out a detailed investigation of the planet, pointing its instruments at Mars for between half-an-hour and an hour per orbit and then, for the remainder of the time, at Earth to relay the information collected in this way and the data transmitted by Beagle 2.
Mars Express forms part of an international Mars exploration program, featuring also the US probes Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Odyssey, the two Mars Exploration Rovers, and the Japanese probe Nozomi.
Mars Express, drawing heavily on elements of the Rosetta spacecraft awaiting to be launched to a comet next year, paves the way for other ESA-led planetary missions, with Venus Express planned for 2005 and the BepiColombo mission to Mercury at the end of the decade.
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 Mars Express Confirms Methane In The Martian Atmosphere
During recent observations from the ESA Mars Express spacecraft in orbit around Mars, methane was detected in its atmosphere.
Mars Express Mission Extended (September 27, 2005) -- ESA's Mars Express mission has been extended by one Martian year, or about 23 months, from the beginning of December...
One of the aims of the mission is analysing in detail the chemical composition of the Martian atmosphere, known to consist of 95% percent carbon dioxide plus 5% of minor constituents.
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2004/03/040330092327.htm   (792 words)

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It is vital that we encourage as much involvement from the general public as possible, and not just because we cannot afford to pay anyone to work full-time.
A variety of awareness campaigns will be launched over the coming months, most involving the handing out of free Mars bars, which always gets a crowd on your side.
by ESA's Mars Express orbiter on 15 January 2004.
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