Dynamics of magnetospheric ions at Mercury: Some open questions awaiting Bepi Colombo measurements

D. C. Delcourt, Y. Saito, K. Seki, N. Terada

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Abstract

The Bepi Colombo mission to Mercury is a joint mission between ESA and JAXA that is scheduled for launch in 2013 and arrival at Mercury in 2019. A comprehensive set of ion sensors will be flown onboard the two Bepi Colombo probes which, in addition to electron sensors, will allow in-depth analysis of the charged particle environment of Mercury. We review some features of ion transport at Mercury, from their solar wind or exospheric source until injection into the inner magnetotail. We also briefly describe the various Bepi Colombo sensors dedicated to their analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFuture Perspectives of Space Plasma and Particle Instrumentation and International Collaborations - Proceedings of the International Conference
Pages102-108
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Future Perspectives of Space Plasma and Particle Instrumentation and International Collaborations - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2006 Nov 12006 Nov 3

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1144
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Future Perspectives of Space Plasma and Particle Instrumentation and International Collaborations
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period06/11/106/11/3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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