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Schiaparelli propulsion system test

Date: 10 January 2012
Satellite: Schiaparelli
Copyright: Thales Alenia Space France

The braking system on the ExoMars 2016 Schiaparelli Entry, descent and landing Demonstrator Module consists of three clusters of three hydrazine-powered thrusters, operated in pulse-modulation mode.

A cluster of three of the thrusters is pictured here during testing.

Last Update: 14 October 2016

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