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Deployment of MTM solar wing

Deployment of MTM solar wing

Date: 06 July 2018
Satellite: BepiColombo
Depicts: Mercury Transfer Module solar wing
Location: Kourou, French Guiana
Copyright: ESA–B.Guillaume

On 6 July, a test deployment of one of the two solar arrays of the BepiColombo Mercury Transfer Module (MTM) was performed during launch preparations at Europe's Spaceport. The MTM will use solar electric propulsion to take the two science orbiters of the BepiColombo mission to the innermost planet, along with gravity assist flybys at Earth, Venus and Mercury itself.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
24-Jun-2024 12:23 UT

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