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post Dec 1 2005, 12:11 AM
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Excerpt from a News article by Jenny Hogan in the December 1, 2005, issue of Nature:

"The [funding] situation has led to speculation that BepiColombo, a mission destined for a 2013 launch to Mercury, might be cancelled. 'That is the big danger painted in the sky,' says Karl-Heinz Glassmeier, principal investigator on one of the instruments proposed for the spacecraft.

"Nerves were set jangling about the project, which also involves the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, after it was postponed because the initial design was too heavy. That problem seems to have been solved, but officials say the estimated cost of the mission, at 600 million [euros] to 650 million [euros], is still more than 100 million [euros] above target."

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Europe's cash crisis puts space plans under threat
Jenny Hogan
Nature 438, 542-543 (2005)
doi:10.1038/438542a
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post Feb 26 2007, 12:17 PM
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ESA gives go-ahead to build BepiColombo

http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMC8XBE8YE_index_0.html

BepiColombo has been definitively 'adopted' by the Agency’s Science Programme Committee (SPC) last Friday.
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- AlexBlackwell   BepiColombo Status   Dec 1 2005, 12:11 AM
- - BruceMoomaw   B.C. seems to be out of danger for the moment. ht...   Dec 12 2005, 09:25 PM
|- - AlexBlackwell   QUOTE (BruceMoomaw @ Dec 12 2005, 09:25 PM)B....   Dec 15 2005, 09:33 PM
- - Mariner9   Well I sure hope so. BepiColombo is the European...   Dec 13 2005, 06:26 PM
- - peter59   Don't be astonished. It's typical for ESA ...   Dec 13 2005, 10:34 PM
- - BruceMoomaw   The Dec. 5 Aviation Week (published prior to the c...   Dec 15 2005, 03:14 AM
- - BruceMoomaw   That Aviation Week article adds that LISA is also ...   Dec 16 2005, 04:36 AM
|- - The Messenger   QUOTE (BruceMoomaw @ Dec 15 2005, 09:36 PM)Th...   Jan 30 2006, 06:54 PM
|- - jamescanvin   QUOTE (The Messenger @ Jan 31 2006, 05:54 AM)...   Jan 30 2006, 11:27 PM
|- - ljk4-1   MERCURY RISING - The SIXS Instrument By Finnish A...   Feb 16 2006, 02:29 PM
- - AlexBlackwell   From the January 30, 2006, issue of Aviation Week ...   Jan 30 2006, 06:25 PM
- - Mariner9   The article at Spacedaily states that the spacecra...   Feb 17 2006, 05:32 PM
|- - AlexBlackwell   QUOTE (Mariner9 @ Feb 17 2006, 05:32 PM) ...   Feb 17 2006, 05:41 PM
|- - AlexBlackwell   QUOTE (AlexBlackwell @ Feb 17 2006, 05:41...   Feb 17 2006, 10:16 PM
- - AlexBlackwell   A couple of tidbits from, respectively, the Februa...   Feb 12 2007, 06:21 PM
- - Rakhir   ESA gives go-ahead to build BepiColombo http://ww...   Feb 26 2007, 12:17 PM
|- - ustrax   Onward to Mercury! Some details about the miss...   Mar 16 2007, 11:05 AM
- - AlexBlackwell   I forgot to mention this at the time, but below is...   May 4 2007, 01:18 AM
|- - ustrax   Cool!...   Oct 17 2007, 01:34 PM
- - stevesliva   Very interesting! I didn't realize that t...   Oct 17 2007, 10:03 PM
- - nprev   Yes...an ingenious mission profile to be sure. No ...   Oct 18 2007, 03:36 AM
- - djellison   Was there ever one planned...I don't remember ...   Oct 18 2007, 06:30 AM
- - mchan   There was a small (Beagle-sized) lander proposed. ...   Oct 19 2007, 09:19 AM
|- - centsworth_II   QUOTE (mchan @ Oct 19 2007, 05:19 AM) The...   Oct 19 2007, 02:42 PM
|- - GravityWaves   QUOTE (centsworth_II @ Oct 19 2007, 11:42...   Jan 21 2008, 09:04 AM
- - K-P   Any plans of using for example MMO -probe as a cra...   Oct 28 2007, 09:15 PM
- - tasp   IIRC, tendency of solar perturbations on an initia...   Oct 29 2007, 03:20 AM
- - mhall   It seems that the contract is now signed! htt...   Jan 18 2008, 03:19 PM
- - mgrodzki   for those of us too lazy to do the research… what ...   Jan 19 2008, 02:07 PM
- - dvandorn   As far as I know, the people designing Bepi-Columb...   Jan 19 2008, 05:10 PM
- - mgrodzki   i know there have been issues with BC, but i was u...   Jan 19 2008, 08:28 PM
|- - ugordan   BepiColombo will not be able to go to the outer so...   Jan 19 2008, 08:43 PM
- - djellison   Was anyone bugged when Mars Odyssey went after MGS...   Jan 19 2008, 08:59 PM
- - mgrodzki   i would assume that mission managers have their re...   Jan 20 2008, 02:38 PM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (mgrodzki @ Jan 20 2008, 02:38 PM) ...   Jan 20 2008, 02:41 PM
|- - ustrax   QUOTE for those of us too lazy to do the research…...   Jan 21 2008, 11:37 AM
- - Mariner9   I see your point about wanting there to be a balan...   Jan 20 2008, 10:54 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Well, the different missions carry different instr...   Jan 21 2008, 12:46 AM
|- - ugordan   If you ask me this has become rather absurd. Look ...   Jan 21 2008, 08:43 AM
- - mps   Money was at least one important issue. Not only d...   Jan 21 2008, 10:45 AM
- - mps   Ustrax, spaceEurope says that MESSENGER's cove...   Jan 21 2008, 01:21 PM
|- - ustrax   QUOTE (mps @ Jan 21 2008, 01:21 PM) Ustra...   Jan 21 2008, 02:14 PM
- - Greg Hullender   So you think it's just a translation issue? T...   Jan 21 2008, 02:31 PM
|- - ustrax   QUOTE (Greg Hullender @ Jan 21 2008, 02:3...   Jan 21 2008, 02:52 PM
|- - PaulM   A story of interest to UK members of UMSF.COM has ...   Mar 4 2008, 06:37 PM
- - vjkane   BEPICOLOMBO NARROWLY AVOIDS CANCELLATION By PETER...   Jul 5 2008, 05:06 PM
- - peter59   Interesting quotes: "A majority of the membe...   Jul 6 2008, 06:21 AM
- - Mariner9   Tough to predict. Bepi-Colombo's roots go w...   Jul 6 2008, 06:44 AM
|- - vjkane   QUOTE (Mariner9 @ Jul 6 2008, 06:44 AM) H...   Jul 6 2008, 11:01 PM
- - Paolo   There is a nice picture of the BepiColombo Magneto...   Nov 28 2010, 07:59 PM
- - ZLD   Is the mission back on then? Last I had heard, it...   Nov 29 2010, 02:08 AM
- - Paolo   It has been approved in a modified (and much more ...   Nov 29 2010, 06:19 AM
- - ZLD   Thats quite fantastic to hear and a surprising tur...   Nov 29 2010, 07:24 AM
- - Paolo   BepiColombo's Mercury orbiter undergoing therm...   Aug 22 2011, 05:28 PM
- - djellison   It's not actually BC that's undergoing the...   Aug 22 2011, 08:47 PM
- - Paolo   anybody has a detailed timeline of BepiColombo (fl...   Sep 10 2012, 12:12 PM
- - cndwrld   The information I have is on this other ESA page h...   Sep 12 2012, 10:17 AM
|- - Paolo   QUOTE (cndwrld @ Sep 12 2012, 12:17 PM) T...   Sep 12 2012, 05:01 PM
|- - Doug M.   QUOTE (cndwrld @ Sep 12 2012, 11:17 AM) 1...   Sep 23 2012, 03:41 PM
|- - MarcF   QUOTE (Doug M. @ Sep 23 2012, 03:41 PM) S...   Sep 23 2012, 03:54 PM
- - Hungry4info   MESSENGER had three Mercury flybys.   Sep 23 2012, 03:54 PM
- - Gsnorgathon   Plus two Venus flybys.   Sep 23 2012, 04:28 PM
|- - Doug M.   You're right! My bad. I seem to have con...   Sep 23 2012, 04:32 PM
- - Paolo   looks like BepiColombo has been delayed again... t...   Dec 29 2013, 08:46 PM
- - Explorer1   Eight flybys! Now that's a record for sure...   Dec 30 2013, 12:19 AM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (Explorer1 @ Dec 29 2013, 04:19 PM)...   Dec 30 2013, 01:07 AM
|- - dtolman   Lander? Wasn't that cancelled before it was ev...   Dec 30 2013, 03:50 AM
- - Explorer1   Yes, I've know of MESSENGER's possible ext...   Dec 30 2013, 04:09 AM
- - machi   QUOTE (Explorer1 @ Dec 30 2013, 01:19 AM)...   Dec 30 2013, 10:57 AM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (machi @ Dec 30 2013, 02:57 AM) (ME...   Dec 30 2013, 02:48 PM
- - machi   Sorry, I wrote that poorly. I meant that BepiColom...   Dec 30 2013, 02:59 PM


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