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post Apr 2 2015, 06:58 PM
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Just like Dawn's flexible arrival at Ceres. Another advantage of ions...
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post May 28 2015, 07:49 PM
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Will BepiColombo perform any scientific observations during its 8 flybys? I imagine that this won't be possible because the two orbiters will still be in their MCS (Mercury Composite Spacecraft ) configuration, but I could find no definitive statement on ESA's BepiColombo site either way.

The closest statement I found was that during the near-earth commissioning phase, there would be "MPO payload and MMO activation and functional checkout, as far as this is possible in the MCS configuration."

http://sci.esa.int/bepicolombo/48871-getting-to-mercury/
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post May 29 2015, 06:46 AM
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QUOTE (rboerner @ May 28 2015, 01:49 PM) *
Will BepiColombo perform any scientific observations during its 8 flybys? I imagine that this won't be possible because the two orbiters will still be in their MCS (Mercury Composite Spacecraft ) configuration, but I could find no definitive statement on ESA's BepiColombo site either way.


An item for the wish list: Natural-light Venus images.
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post May 29 2015, 05:42 PM
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The wishlist has already been laid out wink.gif

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/vexag/resources/Ve...GASO_report.pdf

with the caveat:

"We wish to emphasize that the desire to collect these observations may not translate into actual implementation as there are spacecraft, instrumental, thermal and communication constraints that will prevail. Since Venus observations were not considered during the early planning, the assumed risk posture is that most instruments will be off and that high gain antenna pointing is dictated by telemetry and/or thermal considerations"

Although of course the pointing of the HGA isn't necessarily problematic in this regard.
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post Dec 10 2016, 02:57 PM
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BepiColombo launch moved to October 2018 -- new flight plan.
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