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BepiColombo cruise configuration

BepiColombo cruise configuration


Date: 11 March 2018
Satellite: BepiColombo
Copyright: ESA/ATG medialab

Artist's impression of the BepiColombo spacecraft in cruise configuration. In this viewing orientation, the Mercury Transfer Module is at the rear, its solar wings tilted and extending about 14 m either side of the module. The 7.5 m-long solar array of the Mercury Planetary Orbiter in the middle is seen extending to the lower left, with the high gain antenna dish to the right, and the magnetometer and medium gain antenna booms to the left. The Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter sits inside the sunshield, its antenna folded inside and visible in this top down view.

BepiColombo is a joint endeavour between ESA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, JAXA.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
25-Jun-2024 14:43 UT

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