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BepiColombo MPO being placed in Phenix thermal vacuum test facility
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- Title BepiColombo MPO being placed in Phenix thermal vacuum test facility
- Released 27/02/2013 12:27 pm
- Copyright ESA-Anneke Le Floc'h
The Mercury Planetary Orbiter, part of ESA's BepiColombo mission to Mercury, placed in the Phenix thermal vacuum facility on 17 January 2012 in preparation for its 'bake-out'. After 23 days of sustained heating to remove potential contaminants the test was completed and the chamber reopened on 14 February 2013.