Flyby
Oct. 15, 2020, 3:58 a.m.

BepiColombo’s first Venus flyby

Venus Ariane 5 ECA | BepiColombo

The ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission will make a close approach of Venus on 15 October at 03:58 GMT at a distance of approximately 10 720 km. Gravity assist flybys are needed to set the spacecraft on course for Mercury orbit.

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