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Antonov overhead

Antonov overhead

Date: 11 May 2018
Satellite: BepiColombo
Depicts: Antonov cargo plane
Location: Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Copyright: ESA–C.Carreau

An Antonov cargo plane carrying equipment needed for the BepiColombo launch preparation activities in Kourou, French Guiana, flies over ESTEC after taking off from Amsterdam Schiphol airport.

ESTEC is ESA's technical heart in the Netherlands, where the BepiColombo spacecraft had undergone significant testing in preparation for their journey to and mission at Mercury.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
20-Apr-2024 21:06 UT

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