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Launch: 19 Oc­to­ber 2018 (UTC) Rocket: Ari­ane 5

Tar­get: Mer­cury

Op­er­a­tor: ESA and JAXA

Es­ti­mated cost: £1.5 bil­lion ($2 bil­lion) Time in space: One Earth year (pos­si­ble one Earth year ex­ten­sion)

Dis­tance from Earth: At least 77 mil­lion kilo­me­tres (48 mil­lion miles)

30m (98.4ft) 1.7m (5.6ft) av­er­age hu­man height

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