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MMO inside the sunshield

MMO inside the sunshield


Date: 10 October 2018
Satellite: BepiColombo
Depicts: MMO and sunshield
Location: Kourou, French Guiana
Copyright: ESA - M. Pedoussaut

The full BepiColombo stack is complete with the addition of the sunshield that will protect JAXA's Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter (MMO) en route to Mercury. The white dish on top of MMO is its deployable high-gain antenna.

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 03:07 UT

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