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MPO’s science instruments
- Title MPO’s science instruments
- Released 05/07/2017 9:20 am
- Copyright ESA/ATG medialab, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
The science instruments of BepiColombo’s Mercury Planetary Orbiter. There are 11 instrument suites in total, several of which have multiple subsystems (as indicated in the graphic). Four of the instruments are located inside the spacecraft.
BELA: BepiColombo laser altimeter
ISA: Italian spring accelerometer
MPO-MAG: Mercury Planetary Orbiter Magnetometer
MERTIS: MErcury Radiometer and Thermal Infrared Spectrometer
MGNS: Mercury Gamma-ray and Neutron Spectrometer
MIXS: Mercury Imaging X-ray Spectrometer (-C: collimator; -T: telescope)
MORE: Mercury Orbiter Radio-science Experiment
PHEBUS: Probing of Hermean Exosphere by Ultraviolet Spectroscopy
SERENA: Search for Exospheric Refilling and Emitted Natural Abundance (ELENA: Emitted Low-Energy Neutral Atoms; MIPA: Miniature Ion Precipitation Analyser; PICAM: Planetary Ion Camera; STROFIO: Start from a Rotating Field Mass Spectrometer)
SIMBIO-SYS: Spectrometer and Imagers for MPO BepiColombo Integrated Observatory System
SIXS: Solar Intensity X-ray and particle Spectrometer
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