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BepiColombo closing in on Earth ahead of flyby

BepiColombo closing in on Earth ahead of flyby

Date: 09 April 2020
Satellite: BepiColombo
Depicts: Earth seen by MCAM 3
Copyright: ESA/BepiColombo/MTM, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

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 13:28 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.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO License. Creative Commons License

Last Update: 10 April 2020
30-May-2024 15:57 UT

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