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Fit-check of MTM, MPO and MMO

Date: 23 August 2018
Satellite: BepiColombo
Depicts: Mercury Transfer Module, Mercury Planetary Orbiter, and Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter
Copyright: ESA/CNES/Arianespace/Optique vidéo du CSG – J. Odang

ESA's Mercury Planetary Orbiter (middle) and JAXA's Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter (top) being arranged in their launch configuration together with the Mercury Transfer Module (bottom) in a so-called 'fit-check'. While the MPO and MMO are now integrated, the real integration of the MTM will take place after propellants have been added to the modules.

 


Last Update: 08 October 2018

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