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Taking samples from Schiaparelli

Date: 16 January 2016
Satellite: Schiaparelli
Location: Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Copyright: ESA

A member of the planetary protection team from Thales Alenia Space – Italy takes a sample from the interior of Schiaparelli in the clean tent at the launch site to make sure that the entry, descent and landing module meets the strict limits for microbiological contamination that are set for planetary protection.

For further details about planetary protection aspects of the ExoMars programme, see the interview with ESA's planetary protection officer, Gerhard Kminek.


Last Update: 01 March 2016

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