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Ariane 5 October 19, 2018

Liftoff of Arianespace’s Ariane 5 with BepiColombo

The Arianespace launch carrying Europe’s historic first mission to Mercury is now underway following Ariane 5’s liftoff from the Spaceport in French Guiana.

Total lift performance for this launch is estimated at 4,241 kg., with the multi-segment BepiColombo spacecraft to be deployed into an Earth escape orbit during a flight lasting 26 minutes and 47 seconds.

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Ariane 5 October 18, 2018

Arianespace’s launch vehicle rollout brings BepiColombo space probe another step closer to Mercury

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