BepiColombo Launch Date: September 2014
|Bepi Colombo MCS tests - Courtesy ESA|
Spacecraft and Subsystems
Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO)
The MPO will carry an imaging system consisting of a wide-angle and narrow angle camera, an infrared spectrometer, an ultraviolet spectrometer, gamm, X-ray, and neutron spectrometers, a laser altimeter, a Near Earth Object telescope and detection system, and radio science experiments.
Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter (MMO)
Mercury Surface Element (MSE)
BepiColombo is named for Giuseppe (Bepi) Colombo (1920-1984), scientist, mathematician and engineer at the University of Padua, Italy.
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