EscaPADE Mission

Launch Status

TBD

Date & Time

Sep 2024

Pad

Launch Complex 36A

Launch Service Provider

Vehicle

Mission

EscaPADE

Mission Type

Planetary Science

Destination

Mars Orbit

Maiden flight of Blue Origin's New Glenn launch vehicle carrying the Escape and Plasma Acceleration and Dynamics Explorers (EscaPADE), a dual-spacecraft mission to study ion and sputtered escape from Mars. The spacecrafts' scientific goals are to understand the processes controlling the structure of Mars' hybrid magnetosphere and how it guides ion flows; understand how energy and momentum are transported from the solar wind through Mars' magnetosphere; and understand the processes controlling the flow of energy and matter into and out of the collisional atmosphere.

Last Update: NET September 29.

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