BepiColombo - a Mercury Mission by Europe and Japan - launches in Oct 2018

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  1. editor

    editor Forked with electrons


    BepiColombo, a Mercury Mission by Europe and Japan, Will Launch in October
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  2. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank We kill the flame

    Pity about the designed-by-commitee name but space exploration = good so I'm happy.
  3. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    I somehow missed this thread before starting another, so I'll bump this one instead.


    Rocket and payload all ready for launch :)
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  4. Dead Cat Bounce

    Dead Cat Bounce is not a viable source of protein.

    Video here showing how it will get to Mercury.

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  5. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    I can't wait for the new generation of heavy lift rockets that will let us put a honking big 3rd stage on probes like this so we can just take the direct route instead of these insane (but impressive) astrobatics.
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  6. Limejuice

    Limejuice Well-Known Member


    Calculating that trajectory would turn your slide-rule into smoking ash.
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  7. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    And she's away!


    See you in 6 years...
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  8. Limejuice

    Limejuice Well-Known Member

    Put that sun-cream on now.


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