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BepiColombo MPO in ESTEC cleanroom

BepiColombo MPO in ESTEC cleanroom


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

The BepiColombo Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) Structural and Thermal Model (STM), mounted on its ground handling trolley in a cleanroom at ESA's European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. The inner, low-temperature thermal blankets (silver) are exposed pending installation of the high-temperature outer blankets.

The thermal test harness, which connects the ~550 thermocouples used to monitor temperatures in and on the MPO to the thermal data handling system, can be seen descending from the upper left of the orbiter.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
18-Oct-2019 20:55 UT

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