Google hangout with ExoMars mission experts for an update on the cruise to Mars, the crucial mid-course manoeuvre on 28 July and the upcoming preparations for the arrival phase. The hangout was held on 26 July at 16:00 CEST/14:00 GMT.
Since launch on 14 March, ESA’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter and the Schiaparelli landing demonstration module have been en route to the Red Planet.
The hangout included mission updates and a live Q&A with ESA experts and scientists, focusing on the crucial milestones during the spacecraft’s seven-month cruise to the Red Planet. ?
The hangout was hosted by Daniel Scuka (ESA Spacecraft Operations Editor) who was joined by:
** Michel Denis – ExoMars Flight Director, ESOC
** Silvia Sangiorgi – ExoMars Deputy Spacecraft Operations Manager, ESOC
** Michael Khan – Mission Analyst, ESOC
** Ian Thomas – NOMAD (spectrometer) Project Manager, Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy
Background info on #ExoMars :
ESOC: Where missions come alive
ESA astronaut Tim Peake controls rover from space
ESAHangout: Rosetta mission’s day in the Sun
ESAHangout: Preparing for Rosetta’s grand finale
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