Status Report

Mars Express now 1 million kilometres from Earth

By SpaceRef Editor
June 6, 2003
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This morning, at 5:30 UT, Mars Express passed the 1 million kilometre mark in distance away from Earth on its journey towards the Red Planet.

The spacecraft has successfully completed the first of several trajectory correction manoeuvres. It also switched successfully from the low-gain antenna to the high-gain antenna for communication with Mission Control at the European Space Operations Centre in Germany.

SpaceRef staff editor.