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Trace Gas Orbiter and launch vehicle adapter in Baikonur

Date: 05 January 2016
Satellite: Trace Gas Orbiter
Location: Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Copyright: ESA - B. Bethge

Transporting the ExoMars 2016 Trace Gas Orbiter from a ground support trolley (not shown) towards the launch vehicle adapter (on the right) in a cleanroom at the Baikonur cosmosdrome in Kazakhstan.

The edges of the solar arrays, stowed on the side of the spacecraft, can be seen. The high gain antenna is protected with a cover.

Last Update: 06 January 2016

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