Bepicolombo mercury magnetospheric orbiter design

Hiroshi Yamakawa, Hiroyuki Ogawa, Yoshitsugu Sone, Hajime Hayakawa, Yasumasa Kasaba, Takeshi Takashima, Toshifumi Mukai, Takahiko Tanaka, Masaki Adachi

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Abstract

This paper summarizes the current status of the BepiColombo/MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter) spacecraft design. The MMO is a spinning spacecraft of 223 kg mass whose spin axis is nearly perpendicular to the Mercury orbital plane. The current status of the overall MMO system and subsystems such as thermal control, communication, power etc are described. The critical technologies are also outlined. Furthermore, the outline of the international cooperation between JAXA and ESA are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages778-783
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Astronautical Federation - 56th International Astronautical Congress 2005 - Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: 2005 Oct 172005 Oct 21

Other

OtherInternational Astronautical Federation - 56th International Astronautical Congress 2005
CountryJapan
CityFukuoka
Period05/10/1705/10/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering

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