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Deployment test of the high-gain antenna

Date: 02 June 2015
Satellite: ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter
Depicts: Deployment test of high-gain antenna
Location: Thales Alenia Space, Cannes, France
Copyright: ESA - B. Bethge

The high-gain antenna (HGA) of the ExoMars 2016 Trace Gas Orbiter, pictured during a deployment test at the premises of Thales Alenia Space in Cannes, France.

The HGA, with its steerable 2.2m-diameter dish, is used for communication with Earth, to transmit data and to receive commands.


Last Update: 25 November 2015

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