Bepicolombo

BepiColombo - the mission to Mercury

Launching in 2018, 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