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BepiColombo's journey to Mercury

05 July 2017

BepiColombo will be launched on an Ariane 5 from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. It will use the gravity of Earth, Venus and Mercury in combination with the thrust provided by electric propulsion, to reach Mercury. This animation illustrates the journey, highlighting the flybys the spacecraft will make before arriving in Mercury orbit in December 2025.

More about the journey.

Last Update: 12 October 2018

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