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NOMAD & DECA travel as first class passengers to Mars
NOMAD & DECA travel as first class passengers to Mars OIP is proud to announce today's successful launch of two instruments, the NOMAD spectrometer and the DECA camera,
onboard the ExoMars 2016 mission from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
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Opening Mars Expo in Euro Space Center
Opening Mars Expo in Euro Space Center On March 10th, 2016, the Mars Expo at the Euro Space Center in Transinne (Redu) was officially opened. Mars will be put in
the spotlight the coming year, as ESA's mission to Mars ExoMars 2016 is ready for launch. Belgium has made
some serious contributions to this mission with the NOMAD (OIP/BIRA), DECA (OIP), Amelia (BIRA) .. instruments.
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DECA 'looking forward' to set foot on Mars
DECA 'looking forward' to set foot on Mars For the first time since that start of the Space Activities in OIP Sensor Systems, hardware fully developed by OIP
will set ‘foot’ on a non-terrestrial surface, i.e. the surface of Mars!
So far, approximately 10 ton of terrestrial hardware is ‘resting’ on Mars. From October 2016 onwards 600kg will be added by the Schiaparelli,
Exomars’ Entry, Descent & Landing Demonstration Module, from which 616g were prepared in the OIP cleanrooms.
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Exomars2016, with NOMAD and DECA onboard, prepares for launch to Mars
Exomars2016, with NOMAD and DECA onboard, prepares for launch to Mars

The NOMAD spectrometer and Descent Camera (DECA) are ready for their final journey towards the Red Planet.
The launch campaign preparation, a joint operation between TAS and International Launch Services (ILS),
are heading towards the final tasks to meet the launch date of March 14th, 2016.

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