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BepiColombo ministack on the move

BepiColombo ministack on the move


Date: 31 August 2018
Satellite: BepiColombo
Depicts: MPO and MMO
Location: Kourou, French Guiana
Copyright: ESA–B.Guillaume

The BepiColombo 'ministack', comprising JAXA's Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter (top) and ESA's Mercury Planetary Orbiter (bottom), transferring between facilities at Europe's Spaceport in Kourou. The modules spent the first part of the launch campaign in the 'processing area' before moving to the 'fuelling integration area' where the chemical propulsion fuelling activities will take place.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
25-Oct-2021 00:32 UT

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