Mercury-bound spacecraft whizzes past the smallest planet for the second time

Mercury-bound spacecraft whizzes past the smallest planet for the second time

The Mercury-bound probe BepiColombo has taken its second look at its target plane today during a super-close bypass designed to slow down the spacecraft and adjust its trajectory. BepiColombo is a joint mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The mission, consisting of two orbiters traveling to Mercury …

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