Jan 11

ESA's Mercury mapper feels the heat

Source: ESA

BepiColombo's Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter in the Large Space Simulator.
Image credit: ESA/JAXA

Key components of the ESA-led Mercury mapper BepiColombo have been tested in a specially upgraded European space simulator. ESA's Large Space Simulator is now the most powerful in the world and the only facility capable of reproducing Mercury's hellish environment for a full-scale spacecraft.(read more)

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