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Media kit for Schiaparelli landing and TGO orbit insertion

Publication date: 13 October 2016

Year: 2016

Copyright: ESA

This is the media kit for the ExoMars 2016 events on 19 October: the Schiaparelli module landing on Mars and the Trace Gas Orbiter insertion into Mars orbit.
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Table of Contents:
Why Mars?
What is ExoMars 2016?
Mission at a glance
Preparing to land on Mars with Schiaparelli
How and where will Schiaparelli land?
The journey to Mars
Operating at Mars
Science with the Trace Gas Orbiter
Planetary protection for Mars missions
Mission partners
Media services
A: Mission milestones
B: Arriving in orbit and landing on Mars: key events on 19 October
C: Selected images and videos

pg 15: The distance between the Earth and Mars on 19 October is 175 million kilometres (not 206 million kilometres).
In an earlier version of this document the media contact details for COMARS+ were incorrect. The media contact should have been listed as Manuela Braun (

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Last Update: 19 October 2016

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