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.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
|Event||International Astronautical Federation - 56th International Astronautical Congress 2005 - Fukuoka, Japan|
Duration: 2005 Oct 17 → 2005 Oct 21
|Conference||International Astronautical Federation - 56th International Astronautical Congress 2005|
|Period||05/10/17 → 05/10/21|