Mercury Planetary Orbiter at Mercury

Mercury Planetary Orbiter at Mercury

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09/03/2018 9:00 am

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spacecraft: ESA/ATG medialab; Mercury: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington

Description

Artist’s impression of the Mercury Planetary Orbiter at Mercury. The planet-facing side of the spacecraft hosts most of the scientific instruments.

 

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

The view of Mercury is based on imagery from NASA’s Messenger mission.

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