ExoMars 2016: United they stand

Final Mating TGO and EDMThe Trace Gas Orbiter and Schiaparelli are now in their launch configuration. The ExoMars 2016 spacecraft will remain united until 16 October, when the entry, descent and landing demonstrator module will separate from the orbiter to descend to the surface of Mars.

The mating of the Trace Gas Orbiter and Schiaparelli began on Friday 12 February with the two spacecraft having been transferred into the fuelling area, where a mounting platform surrounding the orbiter facilitates the activities that need to be done about 4 m off the ground. [More at link]

Related: Video animations showing the launch, cruise, and arrival of ExoMars 2016′s Trace Gas Orbiter and Schiaparelli lander at Mars


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