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Mars Express (MEX), so called because of the rapid and streamlined development, represents ESA's first visit to another planet in the Solar System. The spacecraft borrowed technology from the Mars 96 mission and from ESA's Rosetta mission to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Mars Express is helping to answer fundamental questions about the geology, atmosphere, surface environment, history of water and potential for life on Mars. Mars Express was launched on the 2 June 2003 on a Soyuz-Fregat from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Russia. The end of the nominal mission phase was the 20 November 2005, but it is still operating and data is still being harvested.
Mars Express Orbiter Instruments
Mars Express Orbiter Data
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