Science working groups

The Working Groups are focused forums for the discussion and development of scientific and technical ideas related to the different disciplines which the ESA/JAXA Mercury mission will investigate. Each Working Group has a chairperson responsible for curating the discussion and activities of the group. 
 
The Working Group webpages are access-restricted. If you are a member of BepiColombo Science community, or would like to be, and would like to join one of the Science Working groups, please fill out the access request form here.

 

Surface &
Composition

 

Hermean
Environment

 

DataHandling & Archiving

Determination of the topographic, physical, chemical and minera- logical properties of the surface.

  Examine surface-exo/magnetosphere interactions, & those between the planet & interplanetary medium.   Examine surface-exo/magnetosphere interactions, & those between the planet & interplanetary medium.

  SCWG  

 

HEWG

 

DHAWG

               

Geodesy &
Geophysics

 

Ground Based Observation

 

Calibration &
Pointing

Seeking a better understanding of the planet Mercury, its formation and that of our Solar System.   Providing limited but valuable data from Earth-bound telescopes in support of our understanding of Mercury.   Working towards coordinated and optimised operations scenarios for pre- and nominal mission calibrations.

GGWG

 

GBOWG

 

CWG

               

Venus flyby

 

Mercury flyby

 

Earth flyby

Seeking a better understanding of the planet Venus   First results from Mercury.   Working towards good instrument calibrations by looking at Earth and the moon.

VENUS-flyby

 

MERCURY-flyby

 

EARTH-flyby

   

 

Young Scientists Study Group

Network of scientists with different backgrounds to study Mercury in preparation for the arrival of ESA-JAXA bepicolombo spacecraft to Mercury and whose main goals are to stimulate scientific discussion, refine scientific goals, encourage team work and consolidate the future BepiColombo scientific network.

Young Scientists STUDY GROUP