BepiColombo

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BepiColombo
Organization: European Space Agency, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Major contractors: EADS Astrium is Prime-Contractor for ESA modules
Mission type: Orbiter
Flyby of: Moon, Earth, Venus, and Mercury
Satellite of: Mercury
Orbital insertion date: 2020
Launch date: July–August 2014
Launch vehicle: Ariane 5 rocket
NSSDC ID: BEPICLMBO
Webpage: ESA JAXA ISAS
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BepiColombo is a planned European Space Agency (ESA) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) mission to the planet Mercury. The mission is still being planned. This means that the details of the mission are likely to change. Its planned launch date is 2014 and it is planned to arrive at Mercury in 2020.