BepiColombo: Mission to uncover mysteries of Mercury

BepiColombo is the first European mission to explore Mercury, the smallest and least explored terrestrial planet in our Solar System.

The European Space Agency and Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency have each contributed a probe to study the planet.

Space scientist, Dr Suzie Imber, from the University of Leicester, explains how this mission could improve our mobile phone and internet networks and why Mercury might hold the secret to how our solar system was formed.

Video by Health, Science and Environment Reporter Laura Foster

Follow Laura on twitter.