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Mercury Planetary Orbiter

Mercury Planetary Orbiter

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

Artist's impression of the Mercury Planetary Orbiter after ejecting the Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter and sunshield. The down-facing side of the spacecraft in this orientation – and the panel that will face Mercury – hosts most of the scientific instruments. Click here for a labelled view of the instruments.

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

Last Update: 1 September 2019
25-May-2024 10:39 UT

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