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Among the four inner Solar System planets, Mercury is the smallest and very dense, its vast iron core dominating its internal structure.
As the closest planet to the Sun it experiences extreme temperature variations at its surface, from about +430ºC, down to –180ºC. It has permanently shadowed regions at its poles that never see sunlight and thus enables ice to exist on its floor. Mercury’s ancient, cratered surface shows signs of past volcanic and tectonic activity, and is heavily weathered by the harsh space environment.
This A&B Roll explains what we know so far about Mercury and what we want to achieve by sending BepiColombo ESA JAXA Mission to Mercury next 19 October from Europe' Spaceport in Kourou.
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- Satellite Parameters
Eutelsat 9A at 9 degrees E, transponder 59, downlink frequency 11900.1 horizontally polarised, symbol rate 27,500 FEC 2/3.