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Manoeuvring the Trace Gas Orbiter

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

A 'fork' is attached to the ground support trolley to allow operators to manually manoeuvre the trolley to fine-tune how it moves.

This was necessary because there is very little clearance between the spacecraft and the sides of the scaffolding and mounting platform.

Last Update: 16 February 2016

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