Episode 18 - We are going to Mercury! - with Juhani Huovelin

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Welcome back to The Science Basement Podcast!

Our guest this week is Juhani Huovelin, who is a University Lecturer at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He is also the Principal Investigator of the Solar Intensity X-ray and particle Spectrometer (SIXS) instrument onboard BepiColombo, the mission to Mercury from ESA and JAXA that will be launched in October 2018! Join us for a conversation about Mercury and how to plan a whole space mission!
…and, of course, it wouldn't be an episode of the TSB podcast without a science anecdote. This time we talk about Mariner 10, the first satellite that visited Mercury!

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Links from this episode:
• BepiColombo mission: sci.esa.int/bepicolombo/
• BepiColombo public event on 25.9 in Helsinki (in Finnish): www.facebook.com/events/1255135107963106/

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Music by Havelocke


 

Listen to our episode #18 here!