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Moving the ExoMars EDM Structural Model in preparation for vibration testing

Date: 08 April 2013
Satellite: ExoMars 2016 - EDM
Depicts: ExoMars Entry, Descent and Landing Demonstrator Module Structural Model
Location: ESA's European Space Research and Technology Centre, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Copyright: ESA - Anneke Le Floc'h

Moving the ExoMars Entry, Descent and Landing Demonstrator Module (EDM) Structural Model (SM) from its ground handling trolley to the Multishaker (in the background) at ESA's European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, for vibration testing.

Six metal brackets, three of which are being used here to hoist the EDM, also compensate for the mass of items not present in the SM.

The SM consists of all the structural components of the spacecraft, with the instruments, electronics boxes and other non-structural hardware represented by mass dummies. It is 2.4 m in diameter, 1.8 m high and weighs about 600 kg.


Last Update: 08 October 2015

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