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Encapsulation of the ExoMars 2016 spacecraft

Date: 02 March 2016
Satellite: Trace Gas Orbiter and Schiaparelli
Location: Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Copyright: ESA - B. Bethge

The ExoMars 2016 spacecraft composite, comprised of the Trace Gas Orbiter and Schiaparelli, seen during the encapsulation within the launcher fairing. The conical shape to the left is the launch vehicle adapter, through which the spacecraft is attached to the Breeze upper stage. The first half of the fairing has been rolled into place underneath the spacecraft assembly.

Last Update: 03 March 2016

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