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BepiColombo spacecraft integration. BepiColombo's Mercury Transfer Module during integration at Thales Alenia Space, Torino, Italy. BepiColombo is a joint mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to explore Mercury. Scheduled for launch in 2018, it will arrive at Mercury in 2025. ESA's Mercury Transfer Module (MTM), ESA's Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) and JAXA's Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter (MMO). Photographed on 12 February 2014.
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