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Testing Schiaparelli

Date: 19 January 2016
Satellite: Schiaparelli
Location: Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Copyright: Thales Alenia Space

The Schiaparelli entry, descent and landing demonstrator module pictured inside the dedicated ISO 7 environment cleanroom tent within the "normal" ISO 8 cleanroom in the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The aeroshell front shield and back cover (not shown) have been removed during testing. The surface platform (silver-coloured hardware on the support trolley) carries the DREAMS experiment.

Schiaparelli and the Trace Gas Orbiter - the two spacecraft of the ExoMars 2016 mission - are scheduled for launch in March.

 


Last Update: 21 January 2016

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