BepiColombo orbiter tests in radio anechoic chamber

BepiColombo orbiter tests in radio anechoic chamber

C036/0174 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 40.3MB

Downloadable file size: 5.8MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Restrictions: This image may not be used to state or imply ESA endorsement of any company or product

Caption: BepiColombo orbiter tests in radio anechoic chamber. Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) section of the BepiColombo mission being tested in the Maxwell test chamber. Once the main door is sealed, the metal walls of the chamber form a Faraday cage, screening out external electromagnetic signals. The arrangement and shape of the tiles minimises echoes. The spacecraft's systems are then switched on to carry out electromagnetic compatibility testing to detect any harmful interference between its own systems. This test site is operated by the European Space Agency (ESA) at ESTEC (the European Space Research and Technology Centre) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. The BepiColombo mission is scheduled for launch in October 2018. Image published on 27 January 2016.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 2016, 21st century, 27 january 2016, anechoic, anechoic tile, anechoic tiles, bepicolombo, compatibility, dutch, electromagnetic compatibility testing, electromagnetic signals, engineering, equipment, esa, estec, europe, european, european space agency, european space research and technology centre, experiment, faraday cage, interference, maxwell chamber, mercury planetary orbiter, mission, mpo, netherlands, no-one, nobody, noordwijk, planetary science, probe, radio, radio frequency, satellite, space flight, spacecraft, spaceflight, technological, technology, test, test chamber, testing chamber, tiling

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.