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 .

 

where is BepiColombo

This interactive 3D tool, developed by the SGS team, shows where the European Space Agency's BepiColombo spacecraft is on any given day from launch in October 2018 to just beyond the end of its cruise phase end on November 2025 to reach Mercury planet. You can watch the entire journey play through or to get the spacecraft’s current position. The information returned tells you how far Bepi Colombo (red track) is from the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Earth and the accumulated distance on its journey.


Disclaimer: distances are based on the best values available at the time of preparing this tool and with respect to the center of the planets, but users should be aware that this is not a scientific tool. Note that the proportions and appearances of the planets and BepiColombo are not true representations, and no indication is given about the planet rotations. Recommended browsers: Chrome & FireFox.

MISSION STATUS

LAUNCHED:  20 OCTOBER 2018 at 1:45

EARTH FLYBY:  10 APRIL 2020 at 21:10

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