Russian-EU Mars mission to be launched in Sept 2022

Russian-EU Mars mission to be launched in Sept 2022
Moscow: The Russian-EU mission will depart for Mars on September 20, 2022 to look for traces of life on the planet, revealed the European Space Agency (ESA) on its website.

The launch is scheduled for 5:10 p.m. Moscow time (14:10 GMT).

If necessary, the launch may be rescheduled within the so-called launch window that lasts until October 1, 2022.

The Exomars mission was originally planned for 2020, but the ESA and Russia's Roscomos said in March it would be rescheduled to have more time to test upgraded equipment.

The rover is expected to land on Mars on June 10, 2023.