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The BepiColombo MMO being lifted off of the base of its transport container

Date: 21 April 2015
Satellite: BepiColombo
Location: ESTEC, Noordwijk, the Netherlands
Copyright: ESA – Anneke Le Floc'h

The flight model of the BepiColombo Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter (MMO) arrived at ESA's European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in the Netherlands in April 2015.

Engineers are shown preparing to mount the spacecraft on its integration stand.

BepiColombo is a joint mission by ESA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), executed under ESA leadership. The MMO is contributed by the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

Last Update: 27 May 2015

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