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A structural mockup of the cruise stage for the ExoMars-2020 mission during final assembly at RUAG Space in 2016. Credit: RUAG Space
Propulsion system of the ExoMars-2020 lander developed at KB Khimmash in Korolev. Credit: Roskosmos
Cruise stage for ExoMars-2020 travels to Russia
The cruise stage for the ExoMars-2020 mission shortly after its arrival to NPO Lavochkin in January 2017.
At the end of January 2017, a structural mockup of the cruise stage (officially known as ExoMars Carrier Module), which will guide the ExoMars-2020 mission between Earth and Mars, arrived at NPO Lavochkin, the project's main contractor in Russia.
The mockup assembled at RUAG Space under a contract with the European Space Agency, ESA, will be integrated with the Russian-built lander and an adapter for a series of vibration and thermal tests, NPO Lavochkin said.
Deputy Director for Production at NPO Lavochkin A.P. Tyutyunnikov was also quoted as saying that during January and February 2017, the company was upgrading an antenna mockup for the ExoMars-2020 spacecraft based on latest changes to the design documentation.
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