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Astronomy Now Live coverage: Probe heading to Mercury set for launch from French Guiana


Stephen Clark

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of an Ariane 5 rocket with the BepiColombo mission to Mercury. Text updates will appear automatically below; there is no need to reload the page. Follow us on Twitter.

The European Space Agency’s live video webcast will begin approximately 30 minutes before launch and will be available on this page.

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