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Mercury Planetary Orbiter at Mercury

Mercury Planetary Orbiter at Mercury


Date: 11 March 2018
Satellite: BepiColombo
Copyright: spacecraft: ESA/ATG medialab; Mercury: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington

Artist's impression of the Mercury Planetary Orbiter at Mercury. In this view the radiator panel is visible at the right of the spacecraft. The planet-facing side of the spacecraft hosts most of the scientific instruments.

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

The view of Mercury is based on imagery from NASA's Messenger mission.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
19-Oct-2021 22:09 UT

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