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: October 6, 2008, 8:40:22 UTC
Spacecraft distance to planet center: 2638.9 km
Altitude: 199.5 km
Sub-spacecraft surface latitude, longitude: 3.419° S, 228.945° E
Spacecraft velocity with respect to planet center: 6.616 km/s
Effective gravity-assist velocity change from flyby: 2.453 km/s