I thought this was mildly interesting, but not much more, until I actually saw the camera footage from BepiColombo itself.
I don’t know if other footage of Earth slingshot maneuvers exist, but this is the first I’ve seen.
The video below shows the trajectory BepiColombo is taking to Mercury; I’ve set the video to start at the original launch of the mission.
It takes six total flybys for BepiColombo to enter Mercury orbit, with a slowly decreasing interval between each.
Prior to this point, the spacecraft will rely on an ion engine rather than a conventional rocket for propulsion.

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