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ExoMars spacecraft vibration testing. Vibration launch testing in 2015 for the European Space Agency's ExoMars spacecraft (lauched March 2016) on a shaker table at Thales Alenia Space, Cannes, France. The main spacecraft is the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) with folded solar panels and an insulation-sheathed main antenna (lower right). On top is Schiaparelli, the ExoMars Demonstrator Module (EDM) lander that will be used in October 2016 to test landing technologies for the follow-on ExoMars rover (2018). TGO will look for methane in the Martian atmosphere and act as a communications relay for rovers on Mars. Photographed on 23 April 2015.
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