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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, together with the Breeze upper stage (in the foreground, at left), seen during the encapsulation within the launcher fairing. The first half of the fairing has already been rolled into place underneath the spacecraft assembly, and the second fairing half is being manoeuvred into place by means of an overhead crane.

Last Update: 03 March 2016

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