See three views of the spacecraft trajectory near closest approach to the planet, as well as summary details of the spacecraft’s location when closest to the planet and the gravity-assist boost imparted to the spacecraft via the flyby.
First Mercury flyby closest approach details:
Date and time: January 14, 2008, 19:04:39 UTC
Spacecraft distance to planet center: 2641.1 km
Altitude: 201.7 km
Sub-spacecraft surface latitude, longitude: 4.521° S, 37.730° E
Spacecraft velocity with respect to planet center: 7.097 km/s
Effective gravity-assist velocity change from flyby: 2.304 km/s