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Unloading the MPO transport container

Unloading the MPO transport container


Date: 05 August 2011
Satellite: BepiColombo Mercury Planetary Orbiter
Copyright: ESA

Unloading the Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) transport container in an airlock at ESA's European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands on 30 July 2011.

The generator that powered the environment control system during the journey from Turin can be seen at the rear of the trailer (yellow). Behind it is are the gas bottles that supplied the nitrogen atmosphere.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
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