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BepiColombo MTM after xenon loading

BepiColombo MTM after xenon loading

Date: 02 July 2018
Satellite: BepiColombo
Depicts: Mercury Transfer Module
Location: Kourou, French Guiana
Copyright: ESA–B.Guillaume

The BepiColombo Mercury Transfer Module (MTM) at Europe's Spaceport, after its three tanks had been loaded with a total of 581 kg of xenon. Xenon is used as propellant for the module's electric propulsion system that will take the spacecraft to Mercury, together with gravity assist flybys at Earth, Venus and Mercury itself.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
22-Apr-2024 07:25 UT

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