By: Natalia Duran Pina


The mission as currently envisioned involves two components: the Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) and the Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter (MMO). The two components will be launched together on an Arianne 5 during a launch window starting on 27 January 2017.


For this mission they will be using the following
  • Mercury Transfer Module (MTM) for propulsion built by ESA
  • Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) built by ESA
  • Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter (MMO) built by JAXA.

This could change space because this mission is to explore and learn how planets were made and how they were originally built.

Launch Description

Friday, Jan. 27th 2017 at 12am

Kourou, Cayenne, French Guiana

Kourou, Cayenne

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