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ESA BR-335: BepiColombo - Investigating Mercury's mysteries

ESA BR-335: BepiColombo - Investigating Mercury's mysteries

Publication date: 20 May 2017

Journal: ESA Brochure
Volume: 335
Year: 2017

Copyright: ESA

BepiColombo is Europe's first mission to Mercury, and consists of two scientific orbiters: ESA's Mercury Planetary Orbiter and JAXA's Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter. It will study all aspects of Mercury, from the structure and dynamics of its magnetosphere and how it interacts with the solar wind, to the properties of its large iron core and the origin of its magnetic field. The data will improve our understanding of the planet and of the overall evolution of our Solar System.

Contents

  • Europe to Mercury
  • Mercury rising: coping with high temperatures
  • Building and testing BepiColombo
  • Introducing the fleet
  • Meeting Mercury
  • From Messenger to BepiColombo
  • An international endeavour

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