The BepiColombo spacecraft blasted off into space, bound for Mercury in the early hours of Saturday 20 October 2018 from French Guyana to travel 9 billion km to reach Mercury in 2025. Professor Da...vid Rothery, Professor of Planetary Geosciences at The Open University has been involved with the mission since 1994 when he attended a meeting at ESA HQ in Paris to present the geological case for a return to Mercury. He described the launch as flawless.
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Series: OUresearch on YouTube
Original broadcast channel: YouTube
Published: 2018
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Contributor: David Rothery
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