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Moving the Trace Gas Orbiter for mating with Schiaparelli

Date: 10 February 2016
Satellite: Trace Gas Orbiter
Location: Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Copyright: ESA - B. Bethge

The ExoMars 2016 Trace Gas Orbiter being moved into the fuelling area at the Baikonur cosmodrome prior to being mated with Schiaparelli, the entry, descent, and landing demonstrator module.

This view shows the side of the spacecraft that holds the four science instruments: ACS, CaSSIS, FREND and NOMAD. (See this illustration for details of the locations of the instruments.)

One of the three X-band Low Gain Antennas can be seen protruding from the right of the orbiter.

Last Update: 16 February 2016

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