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BepiColombo meets the launcher

BepiColombo meets the launcher


Date: 09 October 2018
Satellite: BepiColombo
Depicts: MMO, MPO
Location: Kourou, French Guiana
Copyright: ESA - M. Pedoussaut

Looking down on the BepiColombo spacecraft stack after being mounted on the Ariane 5 launcher. Most of the stack, as well as the launcher, is hidden from view by the movable access platform.

BepiColombo is a joint endeavour between ESA and JAXA, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. JAXA's Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter is seen at the top of the stack, ESA's Mercury Planetary Orbiter is in the middle, and ESA's Mercury Transfer Module is at the bottom.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
13-Aug-2020 03:28 UT

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