BepiColombo, an Interdisciplinary Mission to Mercury, is the first
joint large-scale planetary exploration project by ESA and JAXA involving
scientists from many countries in Europe and Japan. The BepiColombo
mission is composed of two orbiters: the Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO)
and the Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter (MMO). Observations of various
aspects of the planet, such as the space environment, the magnetic field,
the surface composition, and the geology, are expected to lead to a synthetic
view of the mysterious planet Mercury. The BepiColombo Science Working Team (SWT)
monitors the project progress and makes recommendations to the project team
on all scientific matters related to the mission.
The SWT meetings are annual
and the 9th BepiColombo SWT Meeting will be held in Stockholm, Sweden,
18-20 September 2012.