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Bepicolombo Mission Comes to Kerbal Space Program. Official ESA Collaboration


Why Does it take BepiColombo 7 Years To Get To Mercury?


BepiColombo - orbit and timeline


BepiColombo launch to Mercury


What Will the BepiColombo Mission Learn About Mercury?

BepiColombo is a joint mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to the planet Mercury. The mission comprises two satellites to be launched together: the Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) and Mio. The mission will perform a comprehensive study of Mercury, including its magnetic field, magnetosphere, interior structure and surface. It is scheduled to launch in October 2018, with an arrival at Mercury planned for December 2025, after a flyby of Earth, two flybys of Venus, and six flybys of Mercury. The mission was approved in November 2009, after years in proposal and planning as part of the European Space Agency's Horizon 2000+ program; it will be the last mission of the program to be launched.
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