BepiColombo’s second Mercury flyby

BepiColombo’s second Mercury flyby

Image taken by MCSE’s monitoring camera 2 on board the European-Japanese BepiColombo mission to Mercury. The image was taken at 09:49:22 UTC when the spacecraft was within about 920 km from the surface of Mercury. Closest approach of about 200 km took place...
BepiColombo’s first Mercury flyby

BepiColombo’s first Mercury flyby

Sequence of images taken by MCSE’s monitoring cameras on board the European-Japanese BepiColombo mission to Mercury, as the spacecraft made a its first close flyby of its destination planet Mercury on 1 October 2021. Featured on ESA website...
BepiColombo’s final glimpses of Earth

BepiColombo’s final glimpses of Earth

Series of final glimpses of Earth on 10 and 11 April 2020, as BepiColombo moved away from our planet after the gravity-assist flyby performed in the early hours of 10 April. The images, showing Earth as a receding crescent against the darkness of space, were captured...
BepiColombo’s last close-ups of Earth

BepiColombo’s last close-ups of Earth

A sequence of images taken by one of the MCAM on board of the European-Japanese Mercury mission BepiColombo as the spacecraft zoomed past the planet during its first and only Earth flyby. Images in the sequence were taken in intervals of a few minutes from 03:03 UTC...