The mission will study all aspects of Mercury, from the structure and dynamics of its magnetosphere and how it interacts with the solar wind, to its internal structure with its large iron core, and the origin of the planet’s magnetic field. It will make global maps of the surface elemental and chemical composition and image features to better understand geological processes and how the surface has been modified over time by impact craters, tectonic activity, volcanism and polar ice deposits.

  • Launch: 20 October 2018
  • Status: In operations; en route to Mercury
  • Arrival at Mercury: 5 December 2025
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The epic adventures of BepiColombo - Part 1: to the launch pad!

12/10/2018 13863 views 135 likes
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