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  • Maneuver Successfully Delays MESSENGER's Impact, Extends Orbital Operations (January 21, 2015)
    MESSENGER mission controllers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., successfully conducted a maneuver today designed to raise the spacecraft's minimum altitude sufficiently to extend orbital operations and delay the probe's inevitable impact onto Mercury's surface until early spring. [more]

  • Last Chance: Mercury Crater-Naming Contest Ends January 15 (January 13, 2015)
    The MESSENGER Education and Public Outreach (EPO) Team is reminding interested parties that the competition to name five impact craters on Mercury closes on January 15, 2015. The contest, open to everyone except members of the mission's EPO team, was launched on December 15, 2014. [more]



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