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BepiColombo's pair of spacecraft in Mercury orbit
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- Title BepiColombo's pair of spacecraft in Mercury orbit
- Released 06/06/2011 12:11 pm
- Copyright ESA, C. Carreau
BepiColombo consists of two spacecraft that will orbit Mercury. The Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter (MMO) follows a larger orbit and investigates the planet's magnetic field. The Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) traces a lower orbit and is designed to study the planet itself.