ESA’s BepiColombo spacecraft at Mercury

ESA’s BepiColombo spacecraft
ESA’s BepiColombo spacecraft at Mercury
Numerous contributions to the European Planetary Science Congress 2018 from 16 to 21 September 2018 dealt with the experiments and scientific objectives of the BepiColombo mission, which took off on its seven-year journey to the innermost and smallest planet of the Solar System on the morning of 20 October 2018. On board BepiColombo are the spectrometer MERTIS and the laser altimeter BELA, two instruments developed at the DLR Institute of Planetary Research in Berlin-Adlershof.