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Mars Express

(Mars probe launched by ESA in 2003)

The Mars Express is a Mars probe launched into Mars orbit in 2003 by the European Space Agency and has been in operation through 2015 and beyond. A lander called Beagle 2 failed to land.


  • MARSIS - Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding
  • OMEGA - Observatoire pour la Minéralogie, l'Eau, les Glaces et l'Activité
  • SPICAM - Ultraviolet and Infrared Atmospheric Spectrometer
  • PFS - Planetary Fourier Spectrometer
  • ASPERA - Analyzer of Space Plasmas and Energetic Atoms
  • HRSC - High Resolution Stereo Camera
  • MELACOM - Mars Express Lander Communications
  • MaRS - Mars Radio Science Experiment