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Space. ESA-JAXA: "Bepi Colombo" probe will be send soon for Mercury

Two orbital modules to study the planet closest to the Sun.

After obtaining the flight qualification on October 19 the "Bepi Colombo" spacecraft will be sent to the space with an Ariane 5 rocket carrier, which will depart from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana. The mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japanese Agency (JAXA) will consist in sending two orbital modules near Mercury, in a "flight" that will last seven years before reaching the...

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