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Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter preparations

Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter preparations

Date: 19 June 2018
Satellite: BepiColombo
Depicts: Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter
Location: Kourou, French Guiana
Copyright: ESA - S. Corvaja

Engineers working on the integration of the Japanese Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter (MMO) of the ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission as part of launch preparations at Europe's Spaceport.

The BepiColombo mission consists of two science orbiters – ESA's Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) and JAXA's MMO – and the Mercury Transfer Module (MTM), which will use solar electric propulsion to take the two orbiters to Mercury, along with gravity assist flybys at Earth, Venus and Mercury itself.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
6-Jul-2022 04:58 UT

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