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BepiColombo:BepiColombo MPO Mechanical and Propulsion Bus undergoes bake-out

13 Feb 2013, 16:05 UTC
BepiColombo:BepiColombo MPO Mechanical and Propulsion Bus undergoes bake-out

The BepiColombo Mercury Planetary Orbiter Mechanical and Propulsion Bus Proto-Flight Model (the structure with integrated heat pipes and chemical propulsion subsystem) has been baked out in the Phenix thermal vacuum facility at ESA&aposs European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.

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