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BepiColombo orbits

Date: 28 April 2017
Satellite: BepiColombo
Copyright: ESA/ATG medialab

The Mercury Planetary Orbiter (inner orbit) and the Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter (outer orbit), in their elliptical polar orbits around Mercury.

The Mercury Planetary Orbiter will operate in a 2.3 hour orbit from an altitude of 480 × 1500 km above the planet's surface; the Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter will take 9.3 hours to orbit the planet in its 590 × 11 640 km orbit.


Last Update: 05 July 2017

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