European mission to Mercury reaches planet for the first time

The European space mission to Mercury, BepiColombo, flew past Mercury for the first time during the night from Friday to Saturday, the European Space Agency reported.┬áThe probe flew less than 200 kilometers above the planet’s surface, taking pictures and taking measurements. BepiColombo was launched in October 2018. Consisting of two satellites, one European and one Japanese, … Continue reading European mission to Mercury reaches planet for the first time