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Schiaparelli meets ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter

Schiaparelli meets ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter

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ESA - B. Bethge

Schiaparelli meets ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter
The ExoMars 2016 entry, descent and landing demonstrator module, Schiaparelli, being transported from a cleanroom to the fueling area, in the Baikonur cosmodrome, where it will be united with the Trace Gas Orbiter (visible in the background). Schiaparelli has been fuelled and the presence of hazardous hydrazine means that special precautions need to be taken by anyone working in the vicinity. The team moving Schiaparelli wear yellow protection suits and carry gas masks (in the black bags). In addition, one of the team (on the left) carries a portable hydrazine detector.

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Original image data dated on or about February 12, 2016

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