Mars Mission is underway as blast off for the satellite ExoMars launched on time at 09:31 GMT from Baikonur in Kazakhstan.
Weather conditions were cloudy but didn’t stop the rocket from having a successful lift-off.
This is a joint venture between European Space Agency and Russia. The probe will investigate whether the methane in the world’s atmosphere is coming from a geological source or is being produced by microbes.
Is there life on mars?
If everything goes well, the two space powers will follow-up with a rover, to be assembled in the UK, which will drill into the surface.
A very exciting space mission – take a look at the amazing blast off. video ESA
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