C-STS congratulates the whole Bepi Colombo team on the successful completion of the ‘launch and early orbit phase’. C-STS (previously SSBV) is proud to have delivered a wide range of equipment to Airbus, Thales Alenia and the Payload teams including 16 MIS (MPO spacecraft Interface Simulators), 3 Simulation Front Ends, 2 Power Front Ends, 2 TTC Modems and 3 TM/TC Front Ends with associated training courses to the payload developers from Europe and Japan. C-STS is also pleased to be involved with the TTCP modems in ESA's deep space ground station network. Congratulations ESA, JAXA, Airbus, Thales Alenia and Payload teams. Bon voyage Bepi!
BepiColombo is Europe's first mission to Mercury and is a joint mission between ESA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), executed under ESA leadership. It is a mission to the smallest and least explored terrestrial planet in our Solar System. When it arrives at Mercury in late 2025, it will endure temperatures in excess of 350 °C and gather the data. The mission is composed of two spacecrafts: the Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) and the Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter (MMO).