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13th MMO Design Meeting and Science Working Group (SWG) Meeting Announcement
(2009/10/15,16)
The 13th MMO Design Meeting and Science Working Group (SWG) Meeting will be held on October 15 and 16 in ISAS Sagamihara Campus.
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12th MMO Design Meeting and Science Working Group (SWG) Meeting
(2009/6/29,30)
The 12th MMO Design Meeting and Science Working Group (SWG) Meeting was held on June 29 and 30 in ISAS Sagamihara Campus.

 Design Meeting     29 Monday 9:30 - 17:30 Main Conference Room
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 Science Meeting     30 Tuesday 9:30 - 12:00 Main Conference Room
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BepiColombo Science Working Team (SWT) Meeting Announcement (2009/10/27-29)
The BepiColombo Science Working Group (SWT) Meeting will be held from October 27 and 29 in Blois, France
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MMO Mechanical Model Vibration Test (JAXA Sagamihara Campus)(2009/6/4-)
Vibration test of MMO Mechanical Model is conducted in JAXA Sagamihara Campus Flight Environment Test Building.
In the photo, MMO Mechanical Model is installed on the shaker (June 11).
MTM_on_Shaker
MMO Mechanical Model Acoustic Test (JAXA Tsukuba Space Center) (2009/5/25)
Acoustic test of MMO Mechanical Model was conducted in JAXA Tsukuba Space Center.
After the acoustic test, MMO Mechanical Model was transported back to JAXA Sagamihara Campus for the shock and vibration tests.
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MMO Mechanical Model assembly was finished (2009/5/20)
The assembly of MMO Mechanical Model in JAXA Sagamihara Campus Flight Environment Test Building was finished. The model was transported to JAXA Tsukuba Space Center for the acoustic test.
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MMO Mechanical Model with high-gain antenna
(May 19)
Final shape of MMO Mechanical Model
(May 20)
Assembly of MMO Mechanical Model Started (2009/3/27-)
The assembly of MMO Mechanical Model started in the clean room, JAXA Sagamihara Campus Flight Environment Test Building. The assembly continues until the early May. Vibration, shock and acoustic tests will be conducted in May and June.
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Thrust tube with bulkheads (April 3) Most inside components were installed
(April 20)
11th MMO Design Meeting and Science Working Group (SWG) Meeting (2009/1/8,9)
The 11th MMO Design Meeting and Science Working Group (SWG) Meeting was held on January 8 and 9 in ISAS Sagamihara Campus.
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