Build Your Own Mars Express
4 Dec 2003
(Source: European Space Agency)
4 December 2003
Make your own Mars Express
Throughout Europe, over a thousand people, both engineers and scientists, have been involved in the development and building of Mars Express. However, only one person is needed to build a model of Mars Express, and that's you!
The real Mars Express spacecraft weighs 1200 kilograms and measures 1.5 by 1.8 by 1.4 metres (excluding solar panels). This is probably far too big for your study or bedroom, so we have made our model a bit smaller ...
Download your own blueprints to make a model of the first European spacecraft to visit another planet!