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BepiColombo

Ci-après figurent quelques vidéos relatives à la mission BepiColombo à laquelle contribuent des chercheurs de l'IRAP :

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Juin 2018 : BepiColombo launch to Mercury

The joint ESA-JAXA mission comprises the European Mercury Planetary Orbiter and Japan's Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter, which will be transported to the innermost planet by the Mercury Transfer Module. The animation highlights several key milestones, including the solar array and antenna deployments once in space, through to the arrival at Mercury seven years later. When approaching Mercury, the transfer module will separate and the two science orbiters, still together, will be captured into orbit around the planet. Their altitude will be adjusted until the Magnetospheric Orbiter's desired orbit is reached. Then the Planetary Orbiter will separate and descend to its lower orbit, and the two craft will begin their scientific exploration of Mercury and its environment. Voir la vidéo ...

Septembre 2017 : "BepiColombo prepares for Mercury" - ESA

ESA’s first mission to Mercury, BepiColombo, is now set for final thermal tests before launching to the hottest planet in our Solar System in October 2018. Europe said farewell to the spacecraft in July when it was at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, in its launch configuration. Voir la vidéo ...

Juillet 2017 : BepiColombo vibration test - ESA

The BepiColombo spacecraft stack undergoing one of the vibration tests to mimic the forces and accelerations experienced during launch into space. This series of tests had to prove that the spacecraft was free from defects and ready to be launched. Voir la vidéo ...

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