BepiColombo spacecraft assists Mercury’s second gravity – takes amazing close-ups – SciTechDaily

The joint European-Japanese BepiColombo mission captured this view of Mercury on June 23, 2022, as the spacecraft flew across the planet in its second of six gravity-assisted maneuvers at Mercury. This image was captured at 09:51:07 UTC by Surveillance Camera 3 in the Mercury Transfer Module, when the spacecraft was 1,406 km (874 miles) from …

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