BepiColombo closing in on Earth ahead of flyby
An image taken by the MCAM selfie camera on board of the European-Japanese Mercury mission BepiColombo as it neared Earth ahead of its gravity-assist flyby manoeuvre in April 2020. The image was taken at 11:26 UTC on 9 April 2020, less than a day before the closest approach, from over 200 000 km away.
A sequence of images is available here.
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