Europe’s first mission to Mercury
Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency (ESA) details the upcoming BepiColombo mission to Mercury, which is expected to launch on the morning of October 19th.
According to the ESA, Europe’s first mission to Mercury will be executed using solar power, electric propulsion, and nine gravity-assist flybys of Earth, Venus, and Mercury.
The spacecraft will carry two science orbiters: the ESA Mercury Planetary Orbiter and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter.
Video Credit: European Space Agency