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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. The Mercury Transfer Module is at the bottom in this orientation with its solar wings extended, spanning about 30 m from tip-to-tip. The 7.5 m-long solar array of the Mercury Planetary Orbiter in the middle is seen extending to the bottom. The Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter is visible inside the sunshield.

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

Last Update: 1 September 2019
25-Jun-2024 14:12 UT

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