The ESA/ @JAXA | 宇宙航空研究開発機構 BepiColombo mission has made its second gravity assist of planet Mercury, capturing new close-up images as it steers closer towards Mercury orbit in 2025.
The closest approach took place at 09:44 UTC (11:44 CEST) on 23 June 2022, about 200 km above the planet’s surface. Images from the spacecraft’s three monitoring cameras (MCAM), along with scientific data from a number of instruments, were collected during the encounter.
Read more about the flyby here: https://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Space_Science/BepiColombo/Second_helpings_of_Mercury
Credit: Image: ESA/BepiColombo/MTM, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
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