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BepiColombo – first dual mission to Mercury
- Title BepiColombo – first dual mission to Mercury
- Released 17/01/2008 9:37 am
- Copyright Astrium
BepiColombo is the first dual mission to visit Mercury, with one European spacecraft and one provided from Japan. The programme is carried out as a joint mission under ESA leadership with the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
The two spacecraft will address scientific questions such as the origin and evolution of a planet close to its parent star, the status of the planet’s interior and of its magnetic field, as well as a test of Einstein’s theory of General Relativity, making the most comprehensive and detailed study of Mercury ever attempted.
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