NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics
Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington

The International Mercury Exploration "BepiColombo" Launch Schedule

July 26, 2018

Below is the launch schedule for BepiColombo, a leading Japan-Europe mission to Mercury. BepiColombo consists of two spacecraft - JAXA's MIO, the Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter and the Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) of the European Space Agency (ESA). Both orbiters carried aboard Ariane 5 will cooperatively accomplish comprehensive observations of Mercury. Be informed of the following Ariane 5 launch schedule officially announced by Arianespace SA and ESA.

Launch Time and Date

22:45, local time in French Guinea, October 19, 2018
(10:45, Japan Standard Time, October 19, 2018)

Reserved Launch Period

Through November 29, 2018


Guiana Space Centre, Europe's spaceport in Kourou


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