BepiColombo - the mission to Mercury

Launched in 2018, and reaching Mercury orbit seven years later, BepiColombo is the European-Japanese mission that will change our understanding of the innermost planet. One of its key instruments was designed and built at the University of Leicester.

Meet the team

Find out about the University of Leicester academics whose combined expertise created MIXS and who will analyse the data it sends back.

Meet the team

Teaching resources

Download our teaching resources for Year 3, Year 5, KS3, and KS4.

See the resources