Launched from Baikonur in March 2016, the ExoMars interplanetary station is approaching the Red Planet, entry into the Martian atmosphere is planned for October 19, 2016. Maxim Mokrousov and Alexey Shakun, employees of the Space Research Institute, talk about the modules with scientific instruments installed at the station and about the tasks they have to perform ("Schiaparelli", "TGO", "FRIEND").
Mokrousov M.I. - Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Senior researcher at the Laboratory of Space Gamma Spectroscopy of the Institute of Space Research (ICI RAS). Shakun A.V. - Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, researcher at the Laboratory of Spectroscopy of Planetary Atmospheres of the Institute of Space Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IKI RAS).