295 – BepiColombo

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Guests: Pablo Munoz, Joe Zender, Roberto Peron, Ajako Matsuoka, Joana Oliveira, Paolo Ferri, Andreas Rudolph, Fabian Luedicke    Host: Markus Voelter    Shownoter: Mario Winkler

On October 20, the BepiColombo started its flight to Mercury on an Ariane 5 from Kourou. I was at the launch press event at ESOC in Darmstadt to follow the launch and to record a couple of interviews. The episode consists of three major parts. The first part is an interview with Pablo Munoz about mission analysis and flight dynamics. The second part looks at the science with Joe Zender, Roberto Peron, Ajako Matsuoka and Joana Oliveira. And part three are multiple short takes with Paolo Ferri, Andreas Rudolph and Fabian Luedicke recorded in the middle of the night at ESOC.

Since this episode has been “accelerated”, the shownotes will be delivered later.

Episode Intro


Launch: Paolo Ferri


Paolo Ferri | Malindi, Kenia | Attitude Control

Launch: Acquisition of Signal


Telemetry | New Norcia station

Launch: Andreas Rudolph


Andreas Rudolph | BepiColombo Solar Array | Images of BepiColombo | CNES