The project is jointly developed by Japan and the EU.
In French Guiana from Kourou launched Ariane 5 rocket, which will go on an exploratory mission Bepi Colombo to the planet mercury.
As reported on the page of the mission on Twitter, the rocket will overcome the distance of 9 billion miles, and will reach the planet in 7 years.
BepiColombo is a joint project of the Japanese aerospace exploration Agency (JAXA) and European space Agency (ESA). Its cost is estimated at 1.85 billion dollars.
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