Animation visualising BepiColombo’s 7.2 year journey to Mercury.
This animation is based on a launch date of 5 October, marking the start of the launch window in October 2018. It illustrates the gravity assist flybys that the spacecraft will make at Earth, Venus and Mercury before arriving at Mercury in December 2025.
More about the journey:
Juice’s journey to Jupiter
BepiColombo launch highlights
BepiColombo first Mercury flyby
NASA’s MESSENGER to Become First Spacecraft to Orbit Mercury
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