Mercury-bound spacecraft whizzes past the smallest planet for the 2nd time

Mercury-bound spacecraft whizzes past the smallest planet for the 2nd time

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

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