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The BepiColombo MMO being moved to its integration stand

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) being moved to its integration stand by an overhead crane. The yellow device above the spacecraft is a special lifting jig.

The spacecraft arrived at ESA's European Space Research and Technology Centre in the Netherlands in April 2015.

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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