MESSENGER Closes In On Mercury

MESSENGER Set for Historic Mercury Flyby

"On January 9, 2008, the MESSENGER spacecraft snapped one of its first images of Mercury at a distance of about 2.7 million kilometers (1.7 million miles) from the planet. The image was acquired with the Narrow Angle Camera, one half of MESSENGER's Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS) instrument."

MESSENGER Team Receives First Optical Navigation Images of Mercury, Mercury Today

"MESSENGER mission operators at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., have received the first eight optical navigation images from the spacecraft."

NASA Teleconference to Preview Messenger's Flyby of Mercury, Mercury Today

"NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 10, to preview the historic Jan. 14 spacecraft flight past Mercury that will explore some of the last major never-seen-before terrain in the inner solar system."

MercuryToday.com
MercuryToday (Twitter)

  • submit to reddit


Loading




Join our mailing list




Monthly Archives

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Keith Cowing published on January 10, 2008 1:08 PM.

CSA President Quits was the previous entry in this blog.

Changes at NOAA is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.