Asset Publisher

Sunshield integration

Sunshield integration


Date: 10 October 2018
Satellite: BepiColombo
Depicts: Spacecraft stack mounted on the Ariane launcher
Location: Kourou, French Guiana
Copyright: ESA - M. Pedoussaut

The sunshield unit is lowered over the BepiColombo spacecraft stack. It will protect JAXA's Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter en route to Mercury.

BepiColombo is a joint endeavour between ESA and JAXA, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter sits at the top of the stack inside the sunshield, ESA's Mercury Planetary Orbiter is in the middle, and ESA's Mercury Transfer Module is at the bottom.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
13-Aug-2020 03:44 UT

ShortUrl Portlet

Shortcut URL

https://sci.esa.int/s/8oJzDKW

Also Available As

Related Images

Related Videos

Related Publications

Related Links

See Also

Documentation