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Mercury Transfer Module

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This ESA-built Mercury Transfer Module (MTM) will carry the two orbiters – ESA’s Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) and JAXA’s Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter (MMO) – to Mercury using solar-electric propulsion.

MTM’s ion thrusters are used during the cruise phase for delivering the two spacecraft to Mercury.

Read more about the journey to Mercury here.

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