Status Report

Mars Express status report 23 Dec 2003

By SpaceRef Editor
December 23, 2003
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Mars Express status report 23 Dec 2003
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At 1100 CET [1000 UTC], the Mars Express orbiter is 410,000 kilometres from
Mars, and 155,000,000 kilometres from Earth. ESOC Mission Control is preparing
the orbiter’s main engine, ready for the Mars Orbit Insertion burn on 25 December.

More about …

* Europe goes to Mars

* Mars Express overview

* Christmas on Mars: be there with ESA

* Getting it right: An interview with Rudi Schmidt

* Testing times: An interview with Con McCarthy

Related links

* Beagle 2 lander homepage


Mars Express is checking its attitude and distance from Mars.

SpaceRef staff editor.