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ADS completes production of heat shields for 2016 ExoMars mission

Submit on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 22:54

Airbus Defence and Space has just completed the production of the two heat shields for the first European ExoMars mission in 2016. These shields will protect the Schiaparelli capsule when it descends through the Martian atmosphere. They will be delivered shortly to Thales Alenia Space (TAS), the prime contractor on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA).

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