BepiColombo To Study Mercury In Detail

Posted January 22, 2008 at 10:10 pm by Paul
Filed under: BepiColumbo, Space Probes


The European Space Agency has started development of the BepiColombo mission to Mercury. The mission will combine two space probes, the Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) from Europe, and the Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter (MMO) from Japan. The intent is to provide the best understanding of Mercury to date, including a complete map of Mercury at different wavelengths. The missing is scheduled to launch August 2013.