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In just over twelve days from now, the Messenger space probe will go into orbit around our innermost planet, Mercury. See for latest mission timings.

After 2405 days in space and 15+ circuits of the sun (see, it about to go into orbit around Mercury. It has flown by Earth, Venus and Mercury in order to change velocity sufficiently to be able to go into orbit without requiring a massive amount of propellant.

Posted on Saturday, March 5, 2011 2:23 PM | Back to top

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Quiet remarkable if you think about it. Almost seven years in space and it has survived without getting too far off track.
Left by Roy on Mar 06, 2011 2:09 AM

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