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BepiColombo launch live by European Space Agency

Watch European Space Agency's BepiColombo launch live on Livestream.com. Watch live as the ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission to Mercury is launched on an Ariane 5 from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. BepiColombo is the first European mission to Mercury, the smallest and least explored plan...

国際水星探査計画BepiColombo/アリアン5型ロケット打上げライブ中継

日本時間10月20日(土)アリアン5型ロケットによる国際水星探査計画BepiColombo打上げの模様を中継します。 番組放送時間: 10:00~12:00(日本時間 ) 打上げ予定日時: 日本時間 10月20日(土) 10時45分28秒 〔フランス領ギアナ現地時間 10月19日(金) 22時45分28秒〕 打上...

BepiColombo liftoff

BepiColombo lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on an Ariane 5 rocket at 01:45 GMT on 20 October 2018 Learn more about #BepiColombo:...

Arianespace Flight VA245 / Behind the Scenes of the Dream

Arianespace has successfully launched the BepiColombo spacecraft on its mission to explore Mercury, the smallest and least known terrestrial planet in the So...

Arianespace Flight VA245 – BepiColombo (EN)

Francais ici https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7cjXNtBvAA For its seventh launch of the year, Arianespace will use an Ariane 5 ECA from the Guiana Space Cente...

Décollage d'Ariane 5 et BepiColombo

Le 19 octobre, Ariane 5 décolle du Centre spatial guyanais avec à son bord BepiColombo, une mission de l'ESA qui étudiera la planète Mercure. Placée par Aria...

BepiColombo

Overview

Destination: Heliocentric N/A
Mission: Planetary Science

Heliocentric N/A Ariane Launch Area 3 Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana #BepiColombo

BepiColombo is a joint mission of the ESA and the JAXA to the planet Mercury. The mission comprises two satellites to be launched together: the Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) and the Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter (MMO). The mission will perform a comprehensive study of Mercury, including its magnetic field, magnetosphere, interior structure and surface.

Ariane 5 ECA

Family:
Configuration: ECA

Ariane 5 is a heavy-lift launch vehicle, part of the Ariane rocket family.

Specifications
  • Max Stage
    2
  • Length
    57.7 m
  • Diameter
    5.4 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    5.4 m
  • Launch Mass
    780 T
  • Thrust
    11400 kN
Family
  • Name
    Ariane 5 ECA
  • Family
  • Variant
    ECA
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Ariane 5 ECA
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    10500 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

ArianeGroup

ArianeGroup

(AG)

CEO: André-Hubert Roussel Founded: 2015 Successes: 0 Failures: 0 Pending: 0

Agency Type:

ArianeGroup (formerly Airbus Safran Launchers) is an aerospace company based in France. A joint venture between Airbus and Safran, the company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Issy-les-Moulineaux. It consists of three core arms: aerospace, defence and security.

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