Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Blasting MMO with heat to test near-Sun performance

BepiColombo's Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter (MMO) in the Large Space Simulator at ESTEC, The Netherlands. The octagonal spacecraft is Japan’s contribution to BepiColombo and will explore Mercury's magnetic field. Credits: ESA/JAXA

1 comment:

Arjan said...

I was wondering why it was so warm as of late..I'll tell my fellow countryman to stop this kind of heating up stuff in my backyard.