Name: BepiColombo Spacecraft: Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO), Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter (MMO), and the Mercury Transport Module (MTM) Mission: To investigate Mercury, the innermost and least explored planet in the inner Solar System. Launch date: October 2018 Launch vehicle: Ariane 5 Launch mass: 4100 kg, including 1400 kg of propellant, the 1230 kg MPO (of which 85 kg is science payload) and […]

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