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BepiColombo's close-up of Earth during flyby

BepiColombo's close-up of Earth during flyby


Date: 10 April 2020
Satellite: BepiColombo
Depicts: Earth seen by MCAM 2
Copyright: ESA/BepiColombo/MTM, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

A view of Earth captured by one of the MCAM selfie cameras on board of the European-Japanese Mercury mission BepiColombo, as the spacecraft zoomed past the planet during its first and only Earth flyby. The image was taken at 04:01 UTC on 10 April 2020, shortly before the closest approach, from around 13 900 km away.

In this image, Earth appears to the left, behind the spacecraft structure and the medium-gain antenna; the magnetometer boom is also visible at the top.

 
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Last Update: 10 April 2020
21-Jan-2021 01:20 UT

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