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ExoMars 2016 spacecraft mated with launcher upper stage

ExoMars 2016 spacecraft mated with launcher upper stage

2 March 2016

The ExoMars 2016 spacecraft composite, comprised of the Trace Gas Orbiter and Schiaparelli, has been mated with the Breeze upper stage of the Proton rocket. On Monday, 29 February, the spacecraft composite was installed on top of the Breeze, after having first been mated with the launch vehicle adapter (LVA) inside the cleanroom at Baikonur.

Transfer of the ExoMars 2016 spacecraft composite from the ground support trolley to the launch vehicle adapter (LVA). Click on the individual images for high-resolution versions and credit details.
 
Transfer of the ExoMars 2016 spacecraft composite and launch vehicle adapter and mating with the Breeze upper stage. Click on the individual images for high-resolution versions and credit details.

 

Last Update: 1 September 2019
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