BepiColombo cruise configuration

BepiColombo cruise configuration

Released

09/03/2018 9:00 am

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ESA/ATG medialab

Description

Artist’s impression of the BepiColombo spacecraft in cruise configuration. In this viewing orientation, the Mercury Transfer Module is at the bottom, its ion thrusters firing, and its solar wings extending about 14 m either side of the module. The 7.5 m-long solar array of the Mercury Planetary Orbiter in the middle is seen extending to the top, the reverse side facing the viewer. The booms of the magnetometer and medium gain antenna are also seen. The Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter sits inside the sunshield, which is visible at the top.

 

BepiColombo is a joint endeavour between ESA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, JAXA. 

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