JUICE engineering model
The engineering model of ESA's JUICE at the facilities of prime contractor Airbus Defence and Space in Toulouse, France. The central cylinder of the spacecraft is well visible in this view, along with the electrical harness.
The engineering model has been built to be representative of the flight model – the spacecraft that will be launched into space – in terms of dimensions, electrical harness routing, software, mechanical and electrical interfaces.
Engineering models of the JUICE instruments are being mounted and tested on two opposite sides (one of them visible in this view) of the engineering model spacecraft.