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BepiColombo journey timeline

BepiColombo journey timeline

Date: 06 July 2017
Satellite: BepiColombo
Depicts: Timeline of journey to Mercury
Copyright: ESA

On its seven-year journey to Mercury, the European-Japanese mission BepiColombo takes advantage of the gravity of Earth, Venus and Mercury to adjust its trajectory and reach its final orbit. Launched in 2018, the spacecraft performs overall nine gravity assist flyby manoeuvres before entering orbit around the Solar System's innermost planet in December 2025.

This timeline was updated on 27 March 2020 to reflect updated flyby dates.

Last Update: 27 March 2020
31-Jan-2023 11:06 UT

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