BepiColombo - the mission to Mercury

Bepi and Mio

There are two components making up the BepiColombo mission:

  • ESA’s Bepi spacecraft, which will orbit closer to Mercury and will investigate the planetary surface, exosphere and magnetosphere.
  • JAXA’s Mio spacecraft, which will orbit at higher altitudes within Mercury’s magnetosphere to measure the dynamics of the magnetic field.

bepicolombo instrument

mio instrument

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