BepiColombo is an interdisciplinary mission to the planet Mercury. The planetary orbiter (MPO) will carry instruments for close range studies.
Kongsberg has been awarded the technology development contract for the "High Temperature High-Gain Antenna System". The contract includes materials selection, design, manufacturing and test of prototype X/Ka-band High-Gain Antenna (HGA) assembly, including antenna reflector, antenna RF components and two-axis pointing mechanism, for operation in high-temperature Mercury environment.
Industrial partners to KDA are: BAE Systems, Dutch Space & SAAB Ericsson Space.