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Sewing MPO insulation

Sewing MPO insulation


Date: 06 July 2018
Satellite: BepiColombo
Depicts: Mercury Planetary Orbiter
Location: Kourou, French Guiana
Copyright: ESA–B. Guillaume

The ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission at Europe's Spaceport undergoing intense preparations for launch. Here, sewing of the insulation blankets on ESA's Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) is taking place. The insulation is to protect the spacecraft from the extreme thermal conditions that will be experienced in Mercury orbit.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
15-Jun-2021 07:19 UT

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