The Proton launch vehicle and Intelsat 31 spacecraft both arrived safely via railcar at Building 92A-50 for processing in Hall 111 in preparation for the ILS Proton launch of Intelsat 31 later this month.
The Space Symposium has brought together space leaders from around the world to discuss, address and plan for the future of space since the inaugural event in 1984. With 11,000 participants, The Space Symposium has become widely known as the premier U.S. space policy and program hosting representatives from global commercial, government, civil and military programs.
The Proton Breeze M launch vehicle, manufactured by Khrunichev Space Center, successfully orbited the ExoMars mission spacecraft today. The Russian-European ExoMars-2016 mission (ExoMars) consists of the Schiaparelli, an entry, descent and landing demonstrator module, and the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO).
The first of two joint ESA-Roscosmos missions to Mars has begun a seven-month journey to the Red Planet, where it will address unsolved mysteries of the planet’s atmosphere that could indicate present-day geological – or even biological – activity.