ExoMars 2016, launch on March 14, 2016

The first ExoMars mission will be launched on March 14, 2016. Our instrument UVIS will be part of the journey. It will provide information on several noteworthy molecules in the atmosphere, including ozone, sulphuric acid and aerosols. Along with the two other channels operating in the Belgian-funded NOMAD infrared instrument, UVIS will allow detecting these components in the Martian atmosphere – even in low concentration – and map their position.

More info about the UVIS project here. Mission overview here. Discover the milestones during the launch here.