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It's Two Spacecraft, One Mission as BepiColombo gets ready to launch

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> "We're talking nearly 700 tonnes of stuff, to get just over 1 tonne to orbit Mercury."

And that's AFTER including all the gravity assists as well. For a nearby planet, Mercury sure is hard to reach! It would be easy if the Sun wasn't bending space so much.

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