BepiColombo - Exploring Mercury

Europe's first mission to Mercury

Welcome to ESA's website for the BepiColombo scientific community and the BepiColombo Science Ground Segment. The target audience for this site is scientists and engineers involved in the BepiColombo mission. ESA pages for the general public interested in the BepiColombo mission can be found here .

 

BepiColombo stack seen in the Large European Acoustic Facility (LEAF) at ESA's test centre in June 2017  

 

 
Copyright: ESA–C. Carreau, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

The full BepiColombo stack seen in the Large European Acoustic Facility (LEAF) at ESA's test centre in June 2017. The walls of the chamber are fitted with powerful speakers that reproduce the noise during launch.

From bottom to top: the Mercury Transfer Module (seen with one folded solar array to the left, including protective cover), the Mercury Planetary Orbiter (with the radiator seen towards the right), and the sunshield (top), within which sits the Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter.

 

MISSION STATUS

Launch: 6 October 2018

Time till launch:

 

 

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