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BepiColombo Mercury Composite Spacecraft being installed on the M80/MPMA test system

BepiColombo Mercury Composite Spacecraft being installed on the M80/MPMA test system


Date: 12 June 2012
Satellite: BepiColombo
Depicts: Mercury Composite Spacecraft
Location: Hydra cleanroom, European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), the Netherlands
Copyright: ESA/Anneke Le Floc'h

BepiColombo Mercury Composite Spacecraft (MCS) being installed on the M80/MPMA test system, which was used to determine the position of the spacecraft CoG along its longitudinal axis and the Products of Inertia (PoI) about all axes.

The MCS had to be craned into position without the MOSIF sunshield attached, to allow access to the lifting points on the MPO; the MMO is only designed to be lifted alone, not as a structural element of the MCS stack.
 

Last Update: 1 September 2019
7-Jul-2022 08:30 UT

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