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  • Raines, J. M., D. J. Gershman, J. A. Slavin, T. H. Zurbuchen (all at Univ. Michigan), H. Korth, B. J. Anderson (both at JHU/APL), and S. C. Solomon (Columbia Univ.), Structure and dynamics of Mercury's magnetospheric cusp: MESSENGER measurements of protons and planetary ions, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 119, 6587-6602, 10.1002/JA2014020120, 2014.

  • Lawrence, D. J. (JHU/APL), W. C. Feldman (PSI), J. O. Goldsten, P. N. Peplowski, D. J. Rodgers (all at JHU/APL), and S. C. Solomon (Columbia Univ.), Detection and characterization of 0.5–8 MeV neutrons near Mercury: Evidence for a solar origin, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 119, 5150-5171, 10.1002/2013JA019037, 2014.

  • Imber, S. M. (Univ. Leicester), J. A. Slavin (Univ. Michigan), S. A. Boardsen (Univ. Maryland, Baltimore County), B. J. Anderson, H. Korth, R. L. McNutt, Jr. (all at JHU/APL), and S. C. Solomon (Columbia Univ.), MESSENGER observations of large dayside flux transfer events: Do they drive Mercury’s substorm cycle, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 119, 5613-5623, 10.1002/2014JA019884, 2014.

  • Page, B. R., C. G. Byran, K. E. Williams, A. H. Taylor, and B. G. Williams (all at KinetX), Tuning the MESSENGER state estimation filter for controlled descent to Mercury impact, Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics/American Astronautical Society, paper AIAA-2014-4129, 16 pp., San Diego, CA, August 4-7, 2014.

  • Winslow, R. M., C. L. Johnson (both at Univ. British Columbia), B. J. Anderson (JHU/APL), D. J. Gershman (GSFC), J. M. Raines (Univ. Michigan), R. J. Lillis (Univ. California, Berkeley), H. Korth (JHU/APL), J. A. Slavin (Univ. Michigan), S. C. Solomon (Columbia Univ.), T. H. Zurbuchen (Univ. Michigan), and M. T. Zuber (MIT), Mercury’s surface magnetic field determined from proton-reflection magnetometry, Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 4463-4470, 10.1002/2014GL060258, 2014.

  • Whitten, J. L., J. W. Head (both at Brown Univ.), B. W. Denevi (JHU/APL), and S. C. Solomon (Columbia Univ.), Intercrater plains on Mercury: Insights into unit definition, characterization, and origin from MESSENGER datasets, Icarus, 241, 97-114, 2014.

  • Burger, M. H. (Morgan State Univ.), R. M. Killen (GSFC), W. E. McClintock, A. W. Merkel (both at Univ. Colorado), R. J. Vervack, Jr. (JHU/APL), T. A. Cassidy (Univ. Colorado), and M. Sarantos (Univ. Maryland Baltimore County), Seasonal variations in Mercury's dayside calcium exosphere, Icarus, 238, 51–58, 2014.

  • Gershman, D. J. (GSFC), L. A. Fisk, G. Gloeckler, J. M. Raines, J. A. Slavin, T. H. Zurbuchen (all at Univ. Michigan), and S. C. Solomon (Columbia Univ.), The velocity distribution of pickup He+ measured at 0.3 AU by MESSENGER, Astrophysical Journal, 788, 124, 2014.

  • Korth, H., B. J. Anderson (both at JHU/APL), D. J. Gershman (GSFC), J. M. Raines, J. A. Slavin, T. H. Zurbuchen (all at Univ. Michigan), S. C. Solomon (Columbia Univ.), and R. L. McNutt, Jr. (JHU/APL), Plasma distribution in Mercury’s magnetosphere derived from MESSENGER Magnetometer and Fast Imaging Plasma Spectrometer observations, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 119, 2917-2932, 10.1002/2013JA019567, 2014.

  • Padovan, S., J.-L. Margot (both at UCLA), S. A. Hauck, II (Case Western Reserve Univ.), W. B. Moore (Hampton Univ.), and S. C. Solomon (Columbia Univ.), The tides of Mercury and possible implications for its interior structure, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 119, 850-866, 10.1002/2013JE004459, 2014.

  • Kochte, M. C., D. M. Sepan, and R. G. Shelton (all at JHU/APL), Getting the message to MESSENGER: Overview of the weekly planning and sequencing of MESSENGER orbital activities, SpaceOps 2014, 13th International Conference on Space Operations, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AIAA 2014-1915, 10 pp., Pasadena, CA, May 5-9, 2014.

  • Domingue, D. L. (PSI), C. R. Chapman (SWRI), R. M. Killen (GSFC), T. H. Zurbuchen, J. A. Gilbert (both at Univ. Michigan), M. Sarantos, M. Benna (both at GSFC), J. A. Slavin (Univ. Michigan), D. Schriver (UCLA), P. M. Trávníček (Univ. California, Berkeley), T. M. Orlando (Georgia Institute of Technology), A. L. Sprague (Univ. Arizona), D. T. Blewett (JHU/APL), J. J. Gillis-Davis (Univ. Hawaii), W. C. Feldman (PSI), D. J. Lawrence, G. C. Ho (both at JHU/APL), D. S. Ebel (AMNH), L. R. Nittler (CIW), F. Vilas (PSI), C. M. Pieters (Brown Univ.), S. C. Solomon (Columbia Univ.), C. L. Johnson, R. M. Winslow (both at Univ. British Columbia), J. Helbert (DLR), P. N. Peplowski (JHU/APL), S. Z. Weider (CIW), N. Mouawad (Lebanese American Univ.), N. R. Izenberg (JHU/APL), and W. E. McClintock (Univ. Colorado), Mercury’s weather-beaten surface: Understanding Mercury in the context of lunar and asteroidal space weathering studies, Space Science Reviews, 181, 121-214, 2014.

  • Weider, S. Z., L. R. Nittler (both at CIW), R. D. Starr (Catholic Univ.), T. J. McCoy (NMNH), and S. C. Solomon (Columbia Univ.), Variations in the abundance of iron on the surface of Mercury from MESSENGER X-Ray Spectrometer observations, Icarus, 235, 170-186, 2014.

  • Goudge, T. A., J. W. Head (both at Brown Univ.), L. Kerber (CNRS), D. T. Blewett, B. W. Denevi (both at JHU/APL), D. L. Domingue (PSI), J. J. Gillis-Davis (Univ. Hawaii), K. Gwinner, J. Helbert (both at DLR), G. M. Holsclaw (Univ. Colorado), N. R. Izenberg, R. L. Klima (both at JHU/APL), W. E. McClintock (Univ. Colorado), S. L. Murchie (JHU/APL), G. A. Neumann (GSFC), D. E. Smith (MIT), R. G. Strom, Z. Xiao (both at Univ. Arizona), M. T. Zuber (MIT), and S. C. Solomon (Columbia Univ.), Global inventory and characterization of pyroclastic deposits on Mercury: New insights into pyroclastic activity from MESSENGER orbital data, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 119, 635-658, 10.1002/2013JE004480, 2014.

  • Byrne, P. K., C. Klimczak (both at CIW), A, M. C. Şengör (Istanbul Technical Univ.), S. C. Solomon (Columbia Univ.), T. R. Watters (NASM), and S. A. Hauck, II (Case Western Reserve Univ.), Mercury's global contraction much greater than earlier estimates, Nature Geoscience, 7, 301-307, 2014.

  • McAdams, J. V. (JHU/APL), C. G. Bryan (KinetX), D. P. Moessner (JHU/APL), B. R. Page, D. R. Stanbridge, and K. E. Williams (all at KinetX), Orbit design and navigation through the end of MESSENGER’s extended mission at Mercury, 24th Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, American Astronautical Society/American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AAS 14-369, 20 pp., Santa Fe, NM, January 26-30, 2014.

  • Peale, S. J. (Univ. California, Santa Barbara), J.-L. Margot (UCLA), S. A. Hauck, II (Case Western Reserve Univ.), and S. C. Solomon (Columbia Univ.), Effect of core-mantle and tidal torques on Mercury’s spin axis orientation, Icarus, 231, 206-220, 2014.

  • Peplowski, P. N. (JHU/APL), L. G. Evans (Computer Sciences Corp.), K. R. Stockstill-Cahill (NMNH), D. J. Lawrence, J. O. Goldsten (both at JHU/APL), T. J. McCoy (NMNH), L. R. Nittler (CIW), S. C. Solomon (Columbia Univ.), A. L. Sprague (Univ. of Arizona), R. D. Starr (Catholic Univ.), and S. Z. Weider (CIW), Enhanced sodium abundance in Mercury's north polar region revealed by the MESSENGER Gamma-Ray Spectrometer, Icarus, 228, 86-95, 2014.

  • Izenberg, N. R., R. L. Klima, S. L. Murchie, D. T. Blewett (all at JHU/APL), G. M. Holsclaw, W. E. McClintock (both at Univ. Colorado), E. Malaret, C. Mauceri (both at ACT), F. Vilas (PSI), A. L. Sprague (Univ. Arizona), J. Helbert (DLR), D. L. Domingue (PSI), J. W. Head III, T. A. Goudge (both at Brown Univ.), S. C. Solomon (Columbia Univ.), C. A. Hibbitts (JHU/APL), and M. D. Dyar (Mount Holyoke College), The low-iron, reduced surface of Mercury as seen in spectral reflectance by MESSENGER, Icarus, 228, 364-374, 2014.

  • O'Shaughnessy, D. J., J. V. McAdams, P. D. Bedini, A. B. Calloway (all at JHU/APL), K. E. Williams, and B. R. Page (both at KinetX), MESSENGER's use of solar sailing for cost and risk reduction, Acta Astronautica, 93, 483-489, 2014.

  • Choo, T. H., S. L. Murchie, P. D. Bedini, R. J. Steele, J. P. Skura, L. Nguyen, H. Nair, M. Lucks, A. F. Berman, J. A. McGovern, and F. S. Turner (all at JHU/APL), SciBox, an end-to-end automated science planning and commanding system, Acta Astronautica, 93, 490-496, 2014.

  • McNutt, R. L., Jr. (JHU/APL), S. C. Solomon (Columbia Univ.), P. D. Bedini, B. J. Anderson, D. T. Blewett (all at JHU/APL), L. G. Evans (Computer Sciences Corp.), R. E. Gold, S. M. Krimigis, S. L. Murchie (all at JHU/APL), L. R. Nittler (CIW), R. J. Phillips (SWRI), L. M. Prockter (JHU/APL), J. A. Slavin (Univ. Michigan), M. T. Zuber (MIT), E. J. Finnegan, D. G. Grant (both at JHU/APL), and the MESSENGER Team, MESSENGER at Mercury: Early orbital operations, Acta Astronautica, 93, 509-515, 2014.
  • Gershman D. J., J. A. Slavin, J. M. Raines, T. H. Zurbuchen (all at Univ. Michigan), B. J. Anderson, H. Korth (both at JHU/APL), D. N. Baker (Univ. Colorado), and S. C. Solomon (Columbia Univ.), Magnetic flux pile-up and plasma depletion in Mercury’s subsolar magnetosheath, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 118, 7181-7199, 10.1002/2013JA019244, 2013.

  • Sundberg, T. (Boston Univ.), S. A. Boardsen (Univ. Maryland, Baltimore County), J. A. Slavin (Univ. Michigan), V. M. Uritsky (Catholic Univ.), B. J. Anderson, H. Korth (both at JHU/APL), and S. C. Solomon (Columbia Univ.), Mercury’s bow shock under quasi-parallel conditions: MESSENGER observations, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 118, 6457-6464, 10.1002/jgra.50602, 2013.

  • Klimczak, C. (CIW), C. M. Ernst (JHU/APL), P. K. Byrne, S. C. Solomon (both at CIW), T. R. Watters (NASM), S. L. Murchie (JHU/APL), F. Preusker (DLR), and J. A. Balcerski (Case Western Reserve Univ.), Insights into the subsurface structure of Caloris basin, Mercury, from assessments of mechanical layering and changes in long-wavelength topography, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 118, 2030-2044, 10.1002/jgr3.20157, 2013.

  • Krupiarz, C. (JHU/APL), Blinded by the light, The Magazine, issue 29, November 7, 2013.

  • Anderson, B. J. (JHU/APL), C. L. Johnson (Univ. British Columbia), and H. Korth (JHU/APL), A magnetic disturbance index for Mercury’s magnetic field derived from MESSENGER Magnetometer data, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 14, 3875-3886, 10.1002/ggge.20242, 2013.

  • Braden, S. E., and M. S. Robinson (both at Arizona State Univ.), Relative rates of optical maturation of regolith on Mercury and the Moon, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 118, 1903-1914, 10.1002/jgre.20143, 2013.

  • Xiao, Z., R. G. Strom (both at Univ. Arizona), D. T. Blewett (JHU/APL), P. K. Byrne, S. C. Solomon (both at CIW), S. L. Murchie (JHU/APL), A. L. Sprague (Univ. Arizona), D. L. Domingue (PSI), and J. Helbert (DLR), Dark spots on Mercury: A distinctive low-reflectance material and its relation to hollows, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 118, 1752-1765, 10.1002/jgre.20015, 2013.

  • Wilson, M. N., C. S. Engelbrecht (both at JHU/APL) and D. E. Jaekle, Jr. (PMD Technology), MESSENGER propulsion system: Strategies for orbit-phase propellant extraction at low fill fractions, 49th Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics/American Society of Mechanical Engineers/Society of Automotive Engineers/American Society for Engineering Education, paper AIAA-2013-3757, 15 pp., San Jose, CA, July 14-17, 2013.

  • Byrne, P. K., C. Klimczak (both at CIW), D. A. Williams (Arizona State Univ.), D. M. Hurwitz (LPI), S. C. Solomon (CIW), J. W. Head (Brown Univ.), F. Preusker, and J. Oberst (both at DLR), An assemblage of lava flow features on Mercury, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 118, 1303-1322, 10.1002/jgre.20052, 2013.

  • Hauck, S. A., II (Case Western Reserve Univ.), J.-L. Margot (UCLA), S. C. Solomon (CIW), R. J. Phillips (SWRI), C. L. Johnson (Univ. British Columbia), F. G. Lemoine (GSFC), E. Mazarico (MIT), T. J. McCoy (AMNH), S. Padovan (UCLA), S. J. Peale (Univ. California, Santa Barbara), M. E. Perry (JHU/APL), D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber (both at MIT), The curious case of Mercury’s internal structure, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 118, 1204-1220, 10.1002/jgre.20091, 2013.

  • Winslow, R. M. (Univ. British Columbia), B. J. Anderson (JHU/APL), C. L. Johnson (Univ. British Columbia), J. A. Slavin (Univ. Michigan), H. Korth (JHU/APL), M. E. Purucker (GSFC), D. N. Baker (Univ. Colorado), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), Mercury’s magnetopause and bow shock from MESSENGER Magnetometer observations, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 118, 2213-2227, 10.1002/jgra.50237, 2013.

  • Cooper, S. B. (JHU/APL), A practical application of relativity to observation and control of MESSENGER timekeeping, Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest, 32 (1), 388-394, June 2013.

  • Denevi, B. W., C. M. Ernst, H. M. Meyer (all at JHU/APL), M. S. Robinson (Arizona State Univ.), S. L. Murchie (JHU/APL), J. L. Whitten, J. W. Head (both at Brown Univ.), T. R. Watters (NASM), S. C. Solomon (CIW), L. R. Ostrach (Arizona State Univ.), C. R. Chapman (SWRI), P. K. Byrne, C. Klimczak (both at CIW), and P. N. Peplowski (JHU/APL), The distribution and origin of smooth plains on Mercury, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 118, 891-907, 10.002/jgre.20075, 2013.

  • Blewett, D. T. (JHU/APL), W. M. Vaughan (Brown Univ.), Z. Xiao (Univ. Arizona), N. L. Chabot, B. W. Denevi, C. M. Ernst (all at JHU/APL), J. Helbert, M. D'Amore, A. Maturilli (all at DLR), J. W. Head (Brown Univ.), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), Mercury's hollows: Constraints on formation and composition from analysis of geological setting and spectral reflectance, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 118, 1013-1032, 10.1029/2012JE004174, 2013.

  • Michel, N. C., S. A. Hauck, II (both at Case Western Reserve Univ.), S. C. Solomon (CIW), R. J. Phillips (SWRI), J. H. Roberts (JHU/APL), and M. T. Zuber (MIT), Thermal evolution of Mercury as constrained by MESSENGER observations, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 118, 1033-1044, 10.1002/jgre.20049, 2013.

  • Gershman, D. J., G. Gloeckler, J. A. Gilbert, J. M Raines, L. A. Fisk (all at Univ. Michigan), S. C. Solomon (CIW), E. C. Stone (Caltech), and T. H. Zurbuchen (Univ. Michigan), Observations of interstellar helium pickup ions in the inner heliosphere, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 118, 1389-1402, 10.1002/jgra.50227, 2013.

  • Raines, J. M., D. J. Gershman, T. H. Zurbuchen (all at Univ. Michigan), M. Sarantos, J. A. Slavin, J. A. Gilbert (both at Univ. Michigan), H. Korth, B. J. Anderson (both at JHU/APL), G. Gloeckler (Univ. Michigan), S. M. Krimigis (JHU/APL), D. N. Baker (Univ. Colorado), R. L. McNutt, Jr. (JHU/APL), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), Distribution and compositional variations of plasma ions in Mercury’s space environment: The first three Mercury years of MESSENGER observations, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 118, 1604-1619, 10.1029/2012JA018073, 2013.

  • Jensen, E. A. (PSI), M. Nolan (NAIC), M. M. Bisi (Aberystwyth Univ.), I. Chasei (Lebedev Institute of Physics), and F. Vilas (PSI), MESSENGER observations of magnetohydrodynamic waves in the solar corona from Faraday rotation, Solar Physics, 285, 71-82, 2013.

  • Jensen, E. A. (PSI), M. M. Bisi, A. R. Breen (both at Aberystwyth Univ.), C. Heiles (Univ. California, Berkeley), T. Minter (GBT), and F. Vilas (PSI), Measurements of Faraday rotation through the solar corona during the 2009 solar minimum with the MESSENGER spacecraft, Solar Physics, 285, 83-95, 2013.

  • Weider, S. Z., and L. R. Nittler (both at CIW), The surface composition of Mercury as seen from MESSENGER, Elements, 9 (2), 90-91, April 2013.

  • DiBraccio, G. A., J. A. Slavin (both at Univ. Michigan), S. A. Boardsen (GSFC), B. J. Anderson, H. Korth (both at JHU/APL), T. H. Zurbuchen, J. M. Raines (both at Univ. Michigan), D. N. Baker (Univ. Colorado), R. L. McNutt, Jr. (JHU/APL), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), MESSENGER observations of magnetopause structure and dynamics at Mercury, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 118, 997-1008, 10.1002/jgra.50123, 2013.

  • Hurwitz, D. M., J. W. Head (both at Brown Univ.), P. K. Byrne (CIW), Z. Xiao (Univ. Arizona), S. C. Solomon (CIW), M. T. Zuber, D. E. Smith (both at MIT), and G. A. Neumann (GSFC), Investigating the origin of candidate lava channels on Mercury with MESSENGER data: Theory and observations, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 118, 471-485, 10.1029/2012JE004103, 2013.

  • Baker, D. N., G. Poh (both at Univ. Colorado), D. Odstrcil (George Mason Univ.), C. N. Arge (Air Force Research Laboratory), M. Benna (GSFC), C. L. Johnson (Univ. British Columbia), H. Korth (JHU/APL), D. J. Gershman (Univ. Michigan), G. C. Ho (JHU/APL), W. E. McClintock, T. A. Cassidy, A. Merkel (all at Univ. Colorado), J. M Raines (Univ. Michigan), D. Schriver (UCLA), J. A. Slavin (Univ. Michigan), S. C. Solomon (CIW), P. M. Trávníček (Univ. California, Berkeley), R. M. Winslow (Univ. British Columbia), and T. H. Zurbuchen (Univ. Michigan), Solar wind forcing at Mercury: WSA-ENLIL model results, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 118, 45-57, 10.1029/2012JA018064, 2013.

  • Chabot, N. L., C. M. Ernst (both at JHU/APL), J. K. Harmon (NAIC), S. L. Murchie (JHU/APL), S. C. Solomon (CIW), D. T. Blewett, and B. W. Denevi (both at JHU/APL), Craters hosting radar-bright deposits in Mercury’s north polar region: Areas of persistent shadow determined from MESSENGER images, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 118, 26-36, 10.1029/2012JE004172, 2013.

  • Blair, D. M., A. M. Freed (both at Purdue Univ.), P. K. Byrne, C. Klimczak (both at CIW), L. M Prockter, C. M Ernst, (both at JHU/APL), S. C. Solomon (CIW), H. J. Melosh (Purdue Univ.), and M. T. Zuber (MIT), The origin of graben and ridges in Rachmaninoff, Raditladi, and Mozart basins, Mercury, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 118, 47-58, 10.1029/2012JE004198, 2013.

  • Zolotov, M. Yu. (Arizona State Univ.), A. L. Sprague (Univ. Arizona), S. A. Hauck, II (Case Western Reserve Univ.), L. R. Nittler, S. C. Solomon, and S. Z. Weider (all at CIW), The redox state, FeO content, and origin of sulfur-rich magmas on Mercury, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 118, 138-146, 10.1029/2012JE004274, 2013.

  • Flanigan, S. H., D. J. O’Shaughnessy, M. N. Wilson, and T. A. Hill, MESSENGER’s maneuvers to reduce orbital period during the extended mission: Ensuring maximum use of the bi-propellant propulsion system, 23rd Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, American Astronautical Society/American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AAS-13-382, 12 pp., Kauai, HI, February 10-14, 2013.

  • Page, B. R., C. G. Bryan, K. G. Williams, A. H. Taylor, D. R. Stanbridge, P. J. Wolff, and B. G. Williams, MESSENGER navigation operations during the Mercury orbital mission phase, 23rd Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, American Astronautical Society/American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AAS-13-383, 20 pp., Kauai, HI, February 10-14, 2013.

  • Lawrence, D. J. (JHU/APL), W. C. Feldman (PSI), J. O. Goldsten (JHU/APL), S. Maurice (Institut de Recherche et Astrophysique et Planétologie), P. N. Peplowski, B. J. Anderson, D. Bazell, R. L. McNutt, Jr. (all at JHU/APL), L. R. Nittler (CIW), T. H. Prettyman (PSI), D. J. Rodgers (JHU/APL), S. C. Solomon, and S. Z. Weider (both at CIW), Evidence for water ice near Mercury’s north pole from MESSENGER Neutron Spectrometer measurements, Science, 339, 292-296, 2013.

  • Neumann, G. A., J. F. Cavanaugh, X. Sun (all at GSFC), E. Mazarico, D. E. Smith, M. T. Zuber (all at MIT), D. Mao (Sigma Space Corp.), D. A. Paige (UCLA), S. C. Solomon (CIW), C. M. Ernst, and O. S. Barnouin (both at JHU/APL), Bright and dark polar deposits on Mercury: Evidence for surface volatiles, Science, 339, 296-300, 2013.

  • Paige, D. A. (UCLA), M. A. Siegler (JPL), J. K. Harmon (NAIC), G. A. Neumann, E. M. Mazarico (both at GSFC), D. E. Smith, M. T. Zuber (both at MIT), E. Harju (UCLA), M. L. Delitsky (California Specialty Engineering), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), Thermal stability of volatiles in the north polar region of Mercury, Science, 339, 300-303, 2013.

  • Blewett, D. T. (JHU/APL), The discovery of hollows on Mercury, Astronomy Beat, No. 107, pp. 1-6, January 15, 2013.

  • Korth, H., B. J. Anderson (both at JHU/APL), C. L. Johnson, R. M. Winslow (both at Univ. British Columbia), J. A. Slavin (Univ. Michigan), M. E. Purucker (GSFC), S. C. Solomon (CIW), and R. L. McNutt, Jr. (JHU/APL), Characteristics of the plasma distribution in Mercury’s equatorial magnetosphere derived from MESSENGER Magnetometer observations, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, A00M07, 10.1029/2012JA018952, 2012.

  • Stockstill-Cahill, K. R., T. J. McCoy (both at NMNH), L. R. Nittler, S. Z. Weider (both at CIW), and S. A. Hauck II (Case Western Reserve Univ.), Magnesium-rich crustal compositions on Mercury: Implications for magmatism from petrologic modeling, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, E00L15, 10.1029/2012JE004140, 2012.

  • Johnson, C. L. (Univ. British Columbia), M. E. Purucker (GSFC), H. Korth, B. J. Anderson (both at JHU/APL), R. M. Winslow, M. M. H. Al Asad (both at Univ. British Columbia), J. A. Slavin (Univ. Michigan), I. I. Alexeev (Lomonosov Moscow State Univ.), R. J. Phillips (SWRI), M. T. Zuber, (MIT), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), MESSENGER observations of Mercury’s magnetic field structure, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, E00L14, 10.1029/JE004217, 2012.

  • Talpe, M. J., M. T. Zuber, D. Yang (all at MIT), G. A. Neumann (GSFC), S. C. Solomon (CIW), E. Mazarico (GSFC), and F. Vilas (PSI), Characterization of the morphometry of impact craters hosting polar deposits in Mercury's north polar regions, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, E00L13, 10.1029/2012JE004155, 2012.

  • Anderson, B. J. (JHU/APL), C. L. Johnson (Univ. British Columbia), H. Korth (JHU/APL), R. M. Winslow (Univ. British Columbia), J. E. Borovsky (Space Science Institute), M. E. Purucker (GSFC), J. A. Slavin (Univ. Michigan), S. C. Solomon (CIW), M. T. Zuber (MIT), and R. L. McNutt, Jr. (JHU/APL), Low-degree structure in Mercury's planetary magnetic field, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, E00L12, 10.1029/2012JE004159, 2012.

  • Burger, M. H., R. M. Killen (both at GSFC), W. E. McClintock (Univ. Colorado), R. J. Vervack, Jr. (JHU/APL), A. W. Merkel (Univ. Colorado), A. L. Sprague (Univ. Arizona), and M. Sarantos (GSFC), Modeling MESSENGER observations of calcium in Mercury's exosphere: Flyby observations, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, E00L11, 10.1029/2012JE004158, 2012.

  • Peplowski, P. N., E. A. Rhodes (both at JHU/APL), D. K. Hamara (Univ. Arizona), D. J. Lawrence (JHU/APL), L. G. Evans (Computer Sciences Corp.), L. R. Nittler, and S. C. Solomon (both at CIW), Aluminum abundance on the surface of Mercury: Application of a new background-reduction technique for the analysis of gamma-ray spectroscopy data, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, E00L10, 10.1029/2012JE004181, 2012.

  • Watters, T. R. (NASM), S. C. Solomon, C. Klimczak (both at CIW), A. M. Freed (Purdue Univ.), J. W. Head (Brown Univ.), C. M. Ernst (JHU/APL), D. M. Blair (Purdue Univ.), T. A. Goudge (Brown Univ.), and P. K. Byrne (CIW), Extension and contractions within volcanically buried craters and basins on Mercury, Geology, 40, 1123-1126, 2012.

  • Cooper, S. B., J. R. Jensen, and G. L. Weaver (all at JHU/APL), MESSENGER onboard timekeeping accuracy during the first year in orbit at Mercury, Proceedings of the 44th Annual Precise Time and Time Interval (PTTI) Systems and Applications Meeting, pp. 361-370, Reston, VA, November 26-29, 2012.

  • Evans, L. G. (Computer Sciences Corp.), P. N. Peplowski, E. A. Rhodes, D. J. Lawrence (all at JHU/APL), T. J. McCoy (NMNH), L. R. Nittler, S. C. Solomon (both at CIW), A. L. Sprague (Univ. Arizona), K. R. Stockstill-Cahill (NMNH), R. D. Starr (Catholic Univ.), S. Z. Weider (CIW), W. V. Boynton, D. K. Hamara (both at Univ. Arizona), and J. O. Goldsten (JHU/APL), Major-element abundances on the surface of Mercury: Results from the MESSENGER Gamma-Ray Spectrometer, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, E00L07, 10.1029/2012JE004178, 2012.

  • Slavin, J. A., S. M. Imber (both at Univ. Michigan), S. A. Boardsen (GSFC), G. A. DiBraccio (Univ. Michigan), T. Sundberg, M. Sarantos, T. Nieves-Chinchilla, A. Szabo (all at GSFC), B. J. Anderson, H. Korth (both at JHU/APL), T. H. Zurbuchen, J. M. Raines (both at Univ. Michigan), C. L. Johnson, R. M. Winslow (both at Univ. British Columbia), R. M. Killen (GSFC), R. L. McNutt, Jr. (JHU/APL), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), MESSENGER observations of a flux-transfer-event shower at Mercury, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, A00M06, 10.1029/2012JE017926, 2012.

  • Fassett, C. I. (Mount Holyoke College), J. W. Head, D. M. H. Baker (both at Brown Univ.), M. T. Zuber, D. E. Smith (both at MIT), G. A. Neumann (GSFC), S. C. Solomon, C. Klimczak (both at CIW), R. G. Strom (Univ. Arizona), C. R. Chapman (SWRI), L. M. Prockter (JHU/APL), R. J. Phillips (SWRI), J. Oberst, and F. Preusker (both at DLR), Large impact basins on Mercury: Global distribution, characteristics, and modification history from MESSENGER orbital data, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, E00L08, 10.1029/2012JE004154, 2012.

  • Margot, J.-L. (UCLA), S. J. Peale (Univ. California, Santa Barbara), S. C. Solomon (CIW), S. A. Hauck, II (Case Western Reserve Univ.), F. D. Ghigo (National Radio Astronomy Laboratory), R. F. Jurgens (JPL), S. Padovan (UCLA), and D. B. Campbell (Cornell Univ.), Mercury’s moment of inertia from spin and gravity data, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, E00L09, 10.1029/2012JE004161, 2012.

  • Freed, A. M., D. M. Blair (both at Purdue Univ.), T. R. Watters (NASM), C. Klimczak, P. K. Byrne, S. C. Solomon (all at CIW), M. T. Zuber (MIT), and H. J. Melosh (Purdue Univ.), On the origin of graben and ridges within and near volcanically buried craters and basins in Mercury’s northern plains, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, E00L06, 10.1029/2012JE004119, 2012.

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  • McNutt, R. L., Jr. (JHU/APL), S. C. Solomon (Columbia Univ.), L. R. Nittler (CIW), P. D. Bedini, E. J. Finnegan, H. L. Winters, D. G. Grant (all at JHU/APL), and the MESSENGER Team, The MESSENGER mission continues: Transition to the extended mission, 63rd International Astronautical Congress, paper IAC-12-A3.5.1, 15 pp., Naples, Italy, October 1-5, 2012.

  • Peplowski, P. N., D. J. Lawrence, E. A. Rhodes (JHU/APL), A. L. Sprague (Univ. Arizona), T. J. McCoy (NASM), B. W. Denevi (JHU/APL), L. G. Evans (Computer Sciences Corp.), J. W. Head (Brown Univ.), L. R. Nittler, S. C. Solomon (both at CIW), K. R. Stockstill-Cahill (NASM), and S. Z. Weider (CIW), Variations in the abundances of potassium and thorium on the surface of Mercury: Results from the MESSENGER Gamma-Ray Spectrometer, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, E00L04, 10.1029/2012JE004141, 2012.

  • Weider, S. Z., L. R. Nittler (both at CIW), R. D. Starr (Catholic Univ.), T. J. McCoy, K. R. Stockstill-Cahill (both at NASM), P. K. Byrne (CIW), B. W. Denevi (JHU/APL), J. W. Head (Brown Univ.), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), Chemical heterogeneity on Mercury's surface revealed by the MESSENGER X-Ray Spectrometer, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, E00L05, 10.1029/2012JE004153, 2012.

  • Bedini, P. D. (JHU/APL), S. C. Solomon (CIW), E. J. Finnegan, A. B. Calloway, S. L. Ensor, R. L. McNutt, Jr., B. J. Anderson, and L. M. Prockter (all at JHU/APL), MESSENGER at Mercury: A mid-term report, Acta Astronautica, 81, 369-379, 2012.

  • Boardsen, S. A. (GSFC), J. A. Slavin (Univ. Michigan), B. J. Anderson, H. Korth (both at JHU/APL), D. Schriver (UCLA), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), Survey of coherent ~1 Hz waves in Mercury's inner magnetosphere, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, A00M05, 101029/2012JA017822, 2012.

  • Gershman, D. J., T. H. Zurbuchen, L. A. Fisk, J. A. Gilbert, J. M. Raines (all at Univ. Michigan), B. J. Anderson (JHU/APL), C. W. Smith (Univ. New Hampshire), H. Korth (JHU/APL), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), Solar wind alpha particles and heavy ions in the inner heliosphere, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, A00M02, 10.1029/2012JA017829, 2012.

  • Ensor, S. L., M. L. Reid, A. A. Mick, F. S. Turner, Jr., H. W. Taylor (all at JHU/APL), E. Malaret, R. C. Espiritu, and C. H. Hash (all at ACT), Lessons learned for NASA missions delivering data to the Planetary Data System, Space 2012 Conference and Exposition, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AIAA-2012-5257, 11 pp., Pasadena, CA, September 11-13, 2012.

  • Kochte, M. C., E. J. Finnegan, N. R. Izenberg, R. J. Vervack, Jr. (all at JHU/APL), B. P. Lamprecht, M R. Lankton, and W. E. McClintock (all at Univ. Colorado), Hot times at Mercury: Mission operations for the Mercury Atmospheric and Surface Composition Spectrometer on MESSENGER, Space 2012 Conference and Exposition, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AIAA-2012-5228, 11 pp., Pasadena, CA, September 11-13, 2012.

  • Klimczak, C. (CIW), T. R. Watters (NASM), C. M. Ernst (JHU/APL), A. M. Freed (Purdue Univ.), P. K. Byrne, S. C. Solomon (both at CIW), D. M. Blair (Purdue Univ.), and J. W. Head (Brown Univ.), Deformation associated with ghost craters and basins in volcanic smooth plains on Mercury: Strain analysis and implications for plains evolution, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, E00L03, 10.1029/2012JE004100, 2012.

  • Ho, G. C., S. M. Krimigis, R. E. Gold (all at JHU/APL), D. N. Baker (Univ. Colorado), B. J. Anderson, H. Korth (both at JHU/APL), J A. Slavin (Univ. Michigan), R. L. McNutt, Jr. (JHU/APL), R. M. Winslow (Univ. British Columbia), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), Spatial distribution and spectral characteristics of energetic electrons in Mercury's magnetosphere, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, A00M04, 10.1029/2012JA017983, 2012.

  • Sundberg, T. (GSFC), J. A. Slavin (Univ. Michigan), S. A. Boardsen (Univ. Maryland, Baltimore County), B. J. Anderson, H. Korth, G. C. Ho (all at JHU/APL), D. Schriver (UCLA), V. M. Uritsky (GSFC), T. H. Zurbuchen, J. M. Raines (both at Univ. Michigan), D. N. Baker (Univ. Colorado), S. M. Krimigis, R. L. McNutt, Jr. (both at JHU/APL), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), MESSENGER observations of depolarization events in Mercury's magnetotail, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, A00M03, 10.1029/2012JA017756, 2012.

  • Ercol, C. J., S. M. Begley, and G. A. Holtzman (all at JHU/APL), Return to Mercury: An overview of the MESSENGER spacecraft thermal control design and update on orbital flight performance, Thermal and Fluids Analysis Workshop, paper TFAWS2012-PT-03, 26 pp., Pasadena, CA, August 13-17, 2012.

  • Starr, R. D. (Catholic Univ.), D. Schriver (UCLA), L. R. Nittler, S. Z. Weider, P. K. Byrne (all at CIW), G. C. Ho, E. A. Rhodes, S. E. Schlemm II (all at JHU/APL), S. C. Solomon (CIW), and P. M. Trávníček (Univ. California, Berkeley), MESSENGER detection of electron-induced X-ray fluorescence from Mercury's surface, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, E00L02, 10.1029/2012JE004118, 2012.

  • Wilson, M. N., C. S. Engelbrecht (both at JHU/APL), and M. D. Trela (Skybox Imaging), Flight performance of the MESSENGER propulsion system from launch to orbit insertion, 48th Joint Propulsion Conference, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics/American Society of Mechanical Engineers/Society of Automotive Engineers/American Society for Engineering Education, paper AIAA 2012-4333, 23 pp., Atlanta, GA, July 30 – August 1, 2012.

  • Chabot, N. L., C. M. Ernst, B. W. Denevi (all at JHU/APL), J. K. Harmon (NAIC), S. L. Murchie, D. T. Blewett (both at JHU/APL), S. C. Solomon (CIW), and E. D. Zhong (Univ. Virginia), Areas of permanent shadow in Mercury's south polar region ascertained by MESSENGER orbital imaging, Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L09204, 10.1029/2012GL051526, 2012.

  • Winslow, R. M., C. L. Johnson (both at Univ. British Columbia), B. J. Anderson, H. Korth (both at JHU/APL), J. A. Slavin (Univ. Michigan), M. E. Purucker (GSFC), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), Observations of Mercury’s northern cusp region with MESSENGER’s Magnetometer, Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L08112, 10.1029/2012GL051472, 2012.

  • Sundberg, T. (GSFC), S. A. Boardsen (Univ. Maryland, Baltimore County), J. A. Slavin (Univ. Michigan), B. J. Anderson, H. Korth (both at JHU/APL), T. H. Zurbuchen, J. M. Raines (both at Univ. Michigan), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), MESSENGER orbital observations of large-amplitude Kelvin-Helmholtz waves at Mercury’s magnetopause, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, A04216, 10.1029/2011JA017268, 2012.

  • Smith, D. E., M. T. Zuber (both at MIT), R. J. Phillips (SWRI), S. C. Solomon (CIW), S. A. Hauck, II (Case Western Reserve Univ.), F. G. Lemoine, E. Mazarico (MIT), G. A. Neumann (GSFC), S. J. Peale (Univ. California, Santa Barbara), J.-L. Margot (UCLA), C. L. Johnson (Univ. British Columbia), M. H. Torrence (SGT, Inc.), M. E. Perry (JHU/APL), D. D. Rowlands, S. Goossens (Univ. Maryland, Baltimore County), J. W. Head (Brown Univ.), and A. H. Taylor (KinetX), Gravity field and internal structure of Mercury from MESSENGER, Science, 336, 214-217, 2012.

  • Zuber, M. T., D. E. Smith (both at MIT), R. J. Phillips (SWRI), S. C. Solomon (CIW), G. A. Neumann (GSFC), S. A. Hauck, II (Case Western Reserve Univ.), S. J. Peale (Univ. California, Santa Barbara), O. S. Barnouin (JHU/APL), J. W. Head (Brown Univ.), C. L. Johnson (Univ. British Columbia), F. G. Lemoine (GSFC), E. Mazarico (MIT), X. Sun (GSFC), M. H. Torrence (SGT, Inc.), A. M. Freed (Purdue Univ.), C. Klimczak (CIW), J.-L. Margot (UCLA), J. Oberst (DLR), M. E. Perry, C. M. Ernst, R. J. McNutt, Jr. (all at JHU/APL), J. A. Balcerski, N. Michel (both at Case Western Reserve Univ.), M. J. Talpe, and D. Yang (both at MIT), Topography of the northern hemisphere of Mercury from MESSENGER laser altimetry, Science, 336, 217-220, 2012.

  • Mackey, D. P., and A. B. Calloway (both at JHU/APL), Planning and operations for superior solar conjunctions during the MESSENGER mission, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Aerospace Conference, paper 6.0102, 6 pp., Big Sky, MT, March 3-10, 2012.

  • Flanigan, S. H., D. J. O’Shaughnessy, and E. J. Finnegan (all at JHU/PL), Guidance and control challenges to the MESSENGER spacecraft in achieving and operating from orbit at Mercury, 35th Guidance and Control Conference, American Astronautical Society, paper AAS 12-096, 18 pp., Breckenridge, CO, February 3-8, 2012.

  • Slavin, J. A. (GSFC), B. J. Anderson (JHU/APL), D. N. Baker (Univ. Colorado), M. Benna (GSFC), S. A. Boardsen (Univ. Maryland, Baltimore County), R. E. Gold, G. C. Ho (both at JHU/APL), S. M. Imber (GSFC), H. Korth, S. M. Krimigis, R. L. McNutt, Jr. (all at JHU/APL), J. M. Raines (Univ. Michigan), M. Sarantos (GSFC), D. Schriver (UCLA), S. C. Solomon (CIW), P. Trávníček (ASCR), and T. H. Zurbuchen (Univ. Michigan), MESSENGER and Mariner 10 flyby observations of magnetotail structure and dynamics at Mercury, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, A01215, 10.1029/2011JA016900, 2012.

  • Fischbach, E., K. J. Chen (both at Purdue Univ.), R. E. Gold, J. O. Goldsten, D. J. Lawrence, R. J. McNutt, Jr., E. A. Rhodes (all at JHU/APL), J. H. Jenkins, and J. Longuski (both at Purdue Univ.), Solar influence on nuclear decay rates: Constraints from the MESSENGER mission, Astrophysics and Space Science, 337, 39-45, 10.1007/s10509-011-0808-5, 2012.

  • Denevi, B., and C. Ernst (both at JHU/APL), MESSENGER: Revealing Mercury’s secrets, Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin, no. 127, pp. 2-5, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Universities Space Research Association, Houston, Tex., http://www.lpi.usra.edu/publications/newsletters/lpib/lpib_past.shtml, December 2011.

  • Schriver, D. (UCLA), P. M. Trávníček (Univ. California, Berkeley, and ASCR), B. J. Anderson (JHU/APL), M. Ashour-Abdalla (UCLA), D. N. Baker (Univ. Colorado), M. Benna (GSFC), S. A. Boardsen (Univ. Maryland, Baltimore County), R. E. Gold (JHU/APL), P. Hellinger (ASCR), G. C. Ho, H. Korth, S. M. Krimigis, R. L. McNutt, Jr. (all at JHU/APL), J. M. Raines (Univ. Michigan), R. L. Richard (UCLA), J. A. Slavin (Univ. Michigan), S. C. Solomon (CIW), R. D. Starr (Catholic Univ.), and T. H. Zurbuchen (Univ. Michigan), Quasi-trapped ion and electron populations at Mercury, Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L23103, 10.1029/2011GL049629, 2011.

  • Hurley, K. (Univ. California, Berkeley), J.-L. Atteia, C. Barraud, A. Pélangeon (all at Univ. Toulouse), M. Boër (Observatoire de Haute-Provence), R. Vanderspek, G. Ricker (both at MIT), E. Mazets, S. Golenetskii, D. D. Frederiks, V. D. Pal’shin, R. L. Aptekar (all at Ioffe Physical Technical Institute), D. S. Smith (Univ. California, Santa Barbara), C. Wigger, W. Hajdas (both at Paul Scherrer Institute), A. Rau, A. von Kienlin (both at Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics), I. G. Mitrofanov, D. V. Golovin, A. S. Kozyrev, M. L. Litvak, A. B. Sanin (all at Space Research Institute), W. Boynton, C. Fellows, K. Harshman (all at Univ. Arizona), S. Barthelmy, T. Kline, J. Cummings, N. Gehrels, H. A. Krimm (all at GSFC), K. Yamaoka (Aoyama Gakuin Univ.), Y. Fukazawa, Y. Hanabata, M. Ohno (all at Hiroshima Univ.), T. Takahashi (ISAS), M. Tashiro, Y. Terada (both at Saitama Univ.), T. Murakami (Kanazawa Univ.), E. Makishima (Univ. Tokyo), C. Guidorzi, F. Frontera, C. E. Montanari, F. Rossi (all at Univ. Ferrara), J. Trombka, T. McClanahan, R. Starr (all at GSFC), J. Goldsten, and R. Gold (both at JHU/APL), The interplanetary network supplement to the HETE-2 gamma-ray burst catalog, Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 197, article 34, 13 pp., 2011.

  • Solomon, S. C. (CIW), R. L. McNutt, Jr., and L. M. Prockter (both at JHU/APL), Mercury after the MESSENGER flybys: An introduction to the special issue of Planetary and Space Science, Planetary and Space Science, 59, 1827-1828, 2011.

  • Rhodes, E. A. (JHU/APL), L. G. Evans (Computer Sciences Corp.), L. R. Nittler (CIW), R. D. Starr (Catholic Univ.), A. L. Sprague (both at Univ. Arizona), D. J. Lawrence (JHU/APL), T. J. McCoy, K. R. Stockstill-Cahill (both at NMNH), J. O. Goldsten, P. N. Peplowski (both at JHU/APL), D. K. Hamara, W. V. Boynton (both at Univ. Arizona), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), Analysis of MESSENGER Gamma-Ray Spectrometer data from Mercury flybys, Planetary and Space Science, 59, 1829-1841, 2011.

  • Domingue, D. L. (PSI), S. L. Murchie, N. L. Chabot, B. W. Denevi (all at JHU/APL), and F. Vilas (PSI), Mercury’s spectrophotometric properties: Update from the Mercury Dual Imaging System observations during the third MESSENGER flyby, Planetary and Space Science, 59, 1853-1872, 2011.

  • Domingue, D. L. (PSI), S. L. Murchie, B. W. Denevi, N. L. Chabot, D. T. Blewett, N. R. Laslo, R. M. Vaughan, H. K. Kang (all at JHU/APL), and M. K. Shepard (Bloomsburg Univ.), Photometric correction of Mercury’s global color mosaic, Planetary and Space Science, 59, 1873-1887, 2011.

  • Kerber, L., J. W. Head (both at Brown Univ.), D. T. Blewett (JHU/APL), S. C. Solomon (CIW), L. Wilson (Lancaster Univ.), S. L. Murchie (JHU/APL), M. S. Robinson, B. W. Denevi (both at Arizona State Univ.), and D. L. Domingue (PSI), The global distribution of pyroclastic deposits on Mercury: The view from MESSENGER flybys 1-3, Planetary and Space Science, 59, 1895-1909, 2011.

  • Preusker, F., J. Oberst (both at DLR), J. W. Head (Brown Univ.), T. R. Watters (NASM), M. S. Robinson (Arizona State Univ.), M. T. Zuber (MIT), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), Stereo topographic models of Mercury after three MESSENGER flybys, Planetary and Space Science, 59, 1910-1917, 2011.

  • Oberst, J., S. Elgner (both at DLR), F. S. Turner, M. E. Perry (both at JHU/APL), R. W. Gaskell (PSI), M. T. Zuber (MIT), M. S. Robinson (Arizona State Univ.), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), Radius and limb topography of Mercury obtained from images acquired during the MESSENGER flybys, Planetary and Space Science, 59, 1918-1924, 2011.

  • Perry, M. E. (JHU/APL), D. S. Kahan (JPL), O. S. Barnouin, C. M. Ernst, (both at JHU/APL), S. C. Solomon (CIW), M. T. Zuber, D. E. Smith (both at MIT), R. J. Phillips (SWRI), D. K. Srinivasan (JHU/APL), J. Oberst (DLR), and S. W. Asmar (JPL), Measurement of the radius of Mercury by radio occultation during the MESSENGER flybys, Planetary and Space Science, 59, 1925-1931, 2011.

  • Baker, D. M. H., J. W. Head, S. C. Schon (all at Brown Univ.), C. M. Ernst, L. M. Prockter, S. L. Murchie (all at JHU/APL), B. W. Denevi (JHU/APL), S. C. Solomon (CIW), and R. G. Strom (Univ. Arizona), The transition from complex crater to peak-ring basin on Mercury: New observations from MESSENGER flyby data and constraints on basin formation models, Planetary and Space Science, 59, 1932-1948, 2011.

  • Schon, S. C., J. W. Head, D. M. H. Baker (all at Brown Univ.), C. M. Ernst, L. M. Prockter, S. L. Murchie (all at JHU/APL), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), Eminescu impact structure: Insight into the transition from complex crater to peak-ring basin on Mercury, Planetary and Space Science, 59, 1949-1959, 2011.

  • Strom, R. G. (Univ. Arizona), M. E. Banks (NASM), C. R. Chapman (SWRI), C. I. Fassett (Brown Univ.), J. A. Forde (Microsoft Corp.), J. W. Head III (Brown Univ.), W. J. Merline (SWRI), L. M. Prockter (JHU/APL), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), Mercury crater statistics from MESSENGER flybys: Implications for stratigraphy and resurfacing history, Planetary and Space Science, 59, 1960-1967, 2011.

  • Sarantos, M., R. M. Killen (both at GSFC), W. E. McClintock (Univ. Colorado), E. T. Bradley (Univ. Central Florida), R. J. Vervack, Jr. (JHU/APL), M. Benna (GSFC), and J. A. Slavin (Univ. Michigan), Limits to Mercury’s magnesium exosphere from MESSENGER second flyby observations, Planetary and Space Science, 59, 1992-2003, 2011.

  • Raines, J. M., J. A. Slavin, T. H. Zurbuchen, G. Gloeckler (all at Univ. Michigan), B. J. Anderson (JHU/APL), D. N. Baker (Univ. Colorado), H. Korth, S. M. Krimigis, and R. L. McNutt, Jr. (all at JHU/APL), MESSENGER observations of the plasma environment near Mercury, Planetary and Space Science, 59, 2004-2015, 2011.

  • Ho, G. C. (JHU/APL), R. D. Starr (Catholic Univ.), R. E. Gold, S. M. Krimigis (both at JHU/APL), J. A. Slavin (Univ. Michigan), D. N. Baker (Univ. Colorado), B. J. Anderson, R. J. McNutt, Jr. (both at JHU/APL), L. R. Nittler, and S. C. Solomon (both at CIW), Observations of suprathermal electrons in Mercury’s magnetosphere during the three MESSENGER flybys, Planetary and Space Science, 59, 2016-2025, 2011.

  • Schriver, D. (UCLA), P. Trávníček (Univ. California, Berkeley), M. Ashour-Abdalla, R. L. Richard (both at UCLA), P. Hellinger (ASCR), J. A. Slavin (Univ. Michigan), B. J. Anderson (JHU/APL), D. N. Baker (Univ. Colorado), M. Benna (GSFC), S. A. Boardsen (Univ. Maryland, Baltimore County), R. E. Gold, G. C. Ho, H. Korth, S. M. Krimigis (all at JHU/APL), W. E. McClintock (Univ. Colorado), J. L. McLain, T. M. Orlando (both at Georgia Institute of Technology), M. Sarantos (GSFC), A. L. Sprague (Univ. Arizona), and R. D. Starr (Catholic Univ.), Electron transport and precipitation at Mercury during the MESSENGER flybys, Planetary and Space Science, 59, 2026-2036, 2011.

  • Anderson, B. J. (JHU/APL), J. A. Slavin (Univ. Michigan), H. Korth (JHU/APL), S. A. Boardsen (Univ. Maryland, Baltimore County), T. H. Zurbuchen, J. M. Raines, G. Gloeckler (all at Univ. Michigan), R. L. McNutt, Jr. (JHU/APL), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), The dayside magnetospheric boundary layer at Mercury, Planetary and Space Science, 59, 2037-2050, 2011.

  • Sundberg, T. (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm), S. A. Boardsen (Univ. Maryland, Baltimore County), J. A. Slavin (Univ. Michigan), L. G. Blomberg, J. A. Cumnock (both at Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm), S. C. Solomon (CIW), B. J. Anderson, and H. Korth (both at JHU/APL), Reconstruction of propagating Kelvin-Helmholtz vortices at Mercury’s magnetopause, Planetary and Space Science, 59, 2051-2057, 2011.

  • Baker, D. N. (Univ. Colorado), D. Odstrcil (GSFC and George Mason Univ.), B. J. Anderson (JHU/APL), C. N. Arge (Air Force Research Laboratory), M. Benna (GSFC), G. Gloeckler (Univ. Michigan), H. Korth (JHU/APL), L. R. Mayer (NOAA), J. M. Raines (Univ. Michigan), D. Schriver (UCLA), J. A. Slavin (Univ. Michigan), S. C. Solomon (CIW), P. Trávníček (Univ. California, Berkeley), and T. H. Zurbuchen (Univ. Michigan), The space environment of Mercury at the times of the second and third MESSENGER flybys, Planetary and Space Science, 59, 2058-2065, 2011.

  • Korth, H., B. J. Anderson (both at JHU/APL), T. H. Zurbuchen, J. A. Slavin (both at Univ. Michigan), S. Perri (ISSI), S. A. Boardsen (Univ. Maryland, Baltimore County), D. N. Baker, S. C. Solomon (CIW), R. L. McNutt, Jr. (JHU/APL), The interplanetary magnetic field environment at Mercury’s orbit, Planetary and Space Science, 59, 2075-2085, 2011.

  • Korth, H., B. J. Anderson (both at JHU/APL), J. M. Raines, J. A. Slavin, T. H. Zurbuchen (all at Univ. Michigan), C. L. Johnson (Univ. British Columbia), M. E. Purucker (GSFC), R. M. Winslow (Univ. British Columbia), S. C. Solomon (CIW), and R. L. McNutt, Jr. (JHU/APL), Plasma pressure in Mercury’s equatorial magnetosphere derived from MESSENGER Magnetometer observations, Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L22201, 10.1029/2011GL049451, 2011.

  • Corsi, A., E. O. Ofek (both at Caltech), D. A. Frail (NRAO), D. Poznanski (LBNL), J. Arcavi, A. Gal-Yam (both at Weizmann Institute), S. R. Kulkarni (Caltech), K. Hurley (Univ. California, Berkeley), P. A. Mazzali (INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico), D. A. Howell (Las Cumbres Observatory), M. M. Kasliwal (Caltech), Y. Green (Weizmann Institute), D. Murray (Las Cumbres Observatory), M. Sullivan (University of Oxford), D. Xu, S. Ben-ami (both at Weizmann Institute), J. S. Bloom, S. B. Cenko (both at Univ. California, Berkeley), N. M. Law (Univ. Toronto), P. Nugent (LBNL), R. M. Quimby (Caltech), V. Pal’shin (Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute), J. Cummings (Univ. Maryland, Baltimore County), V. Connaughton (Univ. Alabama, Huntsville), K. Yamaoka (Aoyama Gakuin Univ.), A. Rau (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics), W. Boynton (Univ. Arizona), I. Mitrofanov (Space Research Institute), and J. Goldsten (JHU/APL), PTF 10bzf (SN 2010ah): A broad-line Ic supernova discovered by the Palomar transient factory, Astrophysical Journal, 741, article 76, 13 pp., 2011.

  • Blewett, D. T. (JHU/APL), New views of diverse worlds, Mercury, 40 (4), 28-34, Autumn 2011.

  • Bedini, P. D. (JHU/APL), S. C. Solomon (CIW), E. J. Finnegan, A. B. Calloway, S. L. Ensor, R. L. McNutt, Jr., B. J. Anderson, and L. M. Prockter (all at JHU/APL), MESSENGER at Mercury: A mid-term report, 62nd Astronautical Congress, International Astronautical Federation, paper IAC-11.A3.5.1, 13 pp., Cape Town, South Africa, October 3-7, 2011.

  • Nittler, L. R. (CIW), R. D. Starr (Catholic Univ.), S. Z. Weider (CIW), T. J. McCoy (NMNH), W. V. Boynton (Univ. Arizona), D. S. Ebel (AMNH), C. M. Ernst (JHU/APL), L. G. Evans (Computer Sciences Corp.), J. O. Goldsten (JHU/APL), D. K. Hamara (Univ. Arizona), D. J. Lawrence, R. L. McNutt, Jr., C. E. Schlemm II (all at JHU/APL), S. C. Solomon (CIW), and A. L. Sprague (Univ. Arizona), The major-element composition of Mercury’s surface from MESSENGER X-ray spectrometry, Science, 333, 1847-1850, 2011. [ Abstract | Reprint | Full Text ]

  • Peplowski, P. N. (JHU/APL), L. G. Evans (Computer Sciences Corp.), S. A. Hauck, II (Case Western Reserve Univ.), T. J. McCoy (NMNH), W. V. Boynton (Univ. Arizona), J. J. Gillis-Davis (Univ. Hawaii), D. S. Ebel (AMNH), J. O. Goldsten (JHU/APL), D. K. Hamara (Univ. Arizona), D. J. Lawrence, R. L. McNutt, Jr. (both at JHU/APL), L. R. Nittler, S. C. Solomon (both at CIW), E. A. Rhodes (JHU/APL), A. L. Sprague (Univ. Arizona), R. D. Starr (Catholic Univ.), and K. R. Stockstill-Cahill (NMNH), Radioactive elements on Mercury’s surface from MESSENGER: Implications for the planet’s formation and evolution, Science, 333, 1850-1852, 2011. [ Abstract | Reprint | Full Text ]

  • Head, J. W. (Brown Univ.), C. R. Chapman (SWRI), R. G. Strom (Univ. Arizona), C. I. Fassett (Brown Univ.), B. W. Denevi, D. T. Blewett, C. M. Ernst (all at JHU/APL), T. R. Watters (NASM), S. C. Solomon (CIW), S. L. Murchie, L. M. Prockter, N. L. Chabot (all at JHU/APL), J. J. Gillis-Davis (Univ. Hawaii), J. L. Whitten, T. A. Goudge, D. M. H. Baker, D. M. Hurwitz (all at Brown Univ.), L. R. Ostrach (Arizona State Univ.), Z. Xiao (Univ. Arizona), W. J. Merline (SWRI), L. Kerber, J. L. Dickson (both at Brown Univ.), J. Oberst (DLR), P. K. Byrne, C. Klimczak, and L. R. Nittler (all at CIW), Flood volcanism in the high northern latitudes of Mercury revealed by MESSENGER, Science, 333, 1853-1856, 2011.

  • Blewett, D. T., N. L. Chabot, B. W. Denevi, C. M. Ernst (all at JHU/APL), J. W. Head (Brown Univ.), N. R. Izenberg (JHU/APL), S. L. Murchie, S. C. Solomon, L. R. Nittler (both at CIW), T. J. McCoy (NMNH), Z. Xiao (Univ. Arizona), D. M. H. Baker, C. I. Fassett (both at Brown Univ.), S. E. Braden (Arizona State Univ.), J. Oberst, F. Scholten, F. Preusker (all at DLR), and D. M. Hurwitz (Brown Univ.), Hollows on Mercury: Evidence from MESSENGER for geologically recent volatile-related activity, Science, 333, 1856-1859, 2011. [ Abstract | Reprint | Full Text ]

  • Anderson, B. J. (JHU/APL), C. L. Johnson (Univ. British Columbia), H. Korth (JHU/APL), M. E. Purucker (GSFC), R. M. Winslow (Univ. British Columbia), J. A. Slavin (GSFC and Univ. Michigan), S. C. Solomon (CIW), R. L. McNutt, Jr. (JHU/APL), J. M. Raines, and T. H. Zurbuchen (both at Univ. Michigan), The global magnetic field of Mercury from MESSENGER orbital observations, Science, 333, 1859-1862, 2011.

  • Zurbuchen, T. H., J. M. Raines, J. A. Slavin, D. J. Gershman, J. A. Gilbert, G. Gloeckler (all at Univ. Michigan), B. J. Anderson (JHU/APL), D. N. Baker (Univ. Colorado), H. Korth, S. M. Krimigis (both at JHU/APL), M. Sarantos (GSFC), D. Schriver (UCLA), R. L. McNutt, Jr. (JHU/APL), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), MESSENGER observations of the spatial distribution of planetary ions near Mercury, Science, 333, 1862-1865, 2011.

  • Ho, G. C., Krimigis, S. M., R. E. Gold (all at JHU/APL), D. N. Baker (Univ. Colorado), J. A. Slavin (GSFC and Univ. Michigan), B. J. Anderson, H. Korth (both at JHU/APL), R. D. Starr (Catholic Univ.), D. J. Lawrence, R. L. McNutt, Jr. (both at JHU/APL), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), MESSENGER observations of transient bursts of energetic electrons in Mercury’s magnetosphere, Science, 333, 1865-1868, 2011. [ Abstract | Reprint | Full Text ]

  • Choo, T. H., R. J. Steele, L. Nguyen, H. Nair, M. Lucks, and P. D. Bedini (all at JHU/APL), MESSENGER SciBox, an automated closed-loop science planning and commanding system, Space 2011 Conference and Exposition, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AIAA-2011-7339, 6 pp., Long Beach, CA, September 27-29, 2011.

  • Hudson, J. F., and E. J. Colwell (both at JHU/APL), Spacecraft clock maintenance for MESSENGER operations, Space 2011 Conference and Exposition, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AIAA-2011-7183, 10 pp., Long Beach, CA, September 27-29, 2011.

  • Peplowski, P. N., D. T. Blewett, B. W. Denevi (all at JHU/APL), L. G. Evans (Computer Sciences Corp.), D. J. Lawrence (JHU/APL), L. N. Nittler (CIW), E. A. Rhodes, C. M. Selby (both at JHU/APL), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), Mapping iron abundances on the surface of Mercury: Predicted spatial resolution of the MESSENGER Gamma-Ray Spectrometer, Planetary and Space Science, 59, 1654-1658, 2011.

  • Lawrence, D. J. (JHU/APL), J. K. Harmon (NAIC), W. C. Feldman (PSI), J. O Goldsten (JHU/APL), D. A. Paige, (UCLA), P. N. Peplowski, E. A. Rhodes, C. M Selby (all at JHU/APL), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), Predictions of MESSENGER Neutron Spectrometer measurements for Mercury’s north polar region, Planetary and Space Science, 59, 1665-1669, 2011.

  • McAdams, J. V., D. P. Moessner (both at JHU/APL), K. E. Williams, A. H. Taylor, B. R. Page (all at KinetX), and D. J. O’Shaughnessy (JHU/APL), MESSENGER – Six primary maneuvers, six planetary flybys, and 6.6 years to Mercury orbit, Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, American Astronautical Society/ American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AAS 11-546, 19 pp., Girdwood, AK, July 31 – August 4, 2011.

  • Moessner, D. P., and J. V. McAdams (both at JHU/APL), The MESSENGER spacecraft’s orbit-phase trajectory, Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, American Astronautical Society/ American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AAS 11-547, 20 pp., Girdwood, AK, July 31 – August 4, 2011.

  • Stanbridge, D. R., K. E. Williams, A. H. Taylor, B. R. Page, C. G. Bryan, D. W. Dunham, P. Wolff, B. G. Williams (all at KinetX), J. V. McAdams, and D. P. Moessner (both at JHU/APL), Available force model accuracies for MESSENGER in Mercury orbit, Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, American Astronautical Society/ American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AAS 11-548, 19 pp., Girdwood, AK, July 31 – August 4, 2011.

  • Page, B. R., K. E. Williams, A. H. Taylor, D. R. Stanbridge, C. G. Bryan, P. J. Wolff, B. G. Williams (all at KinetX), D. J. O’Shaughnessy, and S. H. Flanigan (both at JHU/APL), Applying experience from Mercury encounters to MESSENGER’s Mercury orbital mission, Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, American Astronautical Society/ American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AAS 11-549, 20 pp., Girdwood, AK, July 31 – August 4, 2011.

  • Flanigan, S. H., R. M Vaughan, and D. J. O’Shaughnessy (all at JHU/APL), Guidance and control of the MESSENGER spacecraft in the Mercury orbital environment, Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, American Astronautical Society/ American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AAS 11-550, 17 pp., Girdwood, AK, July 31 – August 4, 2011.

  • Vaughan, R. M., D. J. O’Shaughnessy, and S. H. Flanigan (all at JHU/APL), MESSENGER spacecraft pointing performance during the mission’s Mercury orbital phase, Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, American Astronautical Society/ American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AAS 11-551, 20 pp., Girdwood, AK, July 31 – August 4, 2011.

  • Scott, C. J., J. V. McAdams, D. P. Moessner, and C. J. Ercol (all at JHU/APL), Modeling the effects of albedo and radiation pressures on the MESSENGER spacecraft, Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, American Astronautical Society/ American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AAS 11-552, 18 pp., Girdwood, AK, July 31 – August 4, 2011.

  • Choo, T. H., S. L. Murchie, P. D. Bedini, R. J. Steele, J. P. Skura, L. Nguyen, H. Nair, M. Lucks, A. J. Berman, J. A. McGovern, and F. S. Turner (all at JHU/APL), SciBox: An automated end-to-end science planning and commanding system, 9th Low-Cost Planetary Missions Conference, International Academy of Astronautics, 8 pp., Laurel, MD, June 21-23, 2011.

  • McAdams, J. V., D. P. Moessner (both at JHU/APL), and D. W. Dunham (KinetX), MESSENGER’s Mercury orbit insertion maneuver: Design chronology, contingency preparedness, and final results, 9th Low-Cost Planetary Missions Conference, International Academy of Astronautics, 8 pp., Laurel, MD, June 21-23, 2011.

  • McNutt, R. L., Jr. (JHU/APL), S. C. Solomon (CIW), P. D. Bedini, B. J. Anderson, D. T. Blewett (all at JHU/APL), L. G. Evans (Computer Sciences Corp.), R. E. Gold, S. M. Krimigis, S. L. Murchie (all at JHU/APL), L. R. Nittler (CIW), L. M. Prockter (JHU/APL), R. J. Phillips (SWRI), J. A. Slavin (GSFC), M. T. Zuber (MIT), E. J. Finnegan, D. G. Grant (both at JHU/APL), and the MESSENGER Team, MESSENGER at Mercury: Early orbital operations, 9th Low-Cost Planetary Missions Conference, International Academy of Astronautics, 8 pp., Laurel, MD, June 21-23, 2011.

  • O’Shaughnessy, D. J., J. V. McAdams, P. D. Bedini, A. B. Calloway (all at JHU/APL), and K. E. Williams (KinetX), MESSENGER’s use of solar sailing for cost and risk reduction, 9th Low-Cost Planetary Missions Conference, International Academy of Astronautics, 8 pp., Laurel, MD, June 21-23, 2011.

  • Fassett, C. I., S. J. Kadish, J. W. Head (all at Brown Univ.), S. C. Solomon (CIW), and R. G. Strom (Univ. Arizona), The global population of large craters on Mercury and comparison with the Moon, Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L10202, 10.1029/2011GL047294, 2011.

  • Murchie, S. L., R. J. Vervack, Jr., and B. J. Anderson (all at JHU/APL), Journey to the innermost planet, Scientific American, 304 (3), 34-39, March 2011.

  • Mouawad, N. (Univ. Maryland), M. H. Burger, R. M. Killen (both at GSFC), A. E. Potter, (National Solar Observatory), W. E. McClintock (Univ. Colorado), R. J. Vervack, Jr. (JHU/APL), E. T. Bradley (Univ. Central Florida), M. Benna (GSFC), and S. Naidu (Univ. Maryland), Constraints on Mercury's Na exosphere: Combined MESSENGER and ground-based data, Icarus, 211, 21-36, 2011.

  • Solomon, S. C. (CIW), A new look at the planet Mercury, Physics Today, 64 (1), 50-55, January 2011.

  • Bedini, P. D., and E. J. Finnegan (both at JHU/APL), MESSENGER: An extreme systems engineering challenge, Insight, 13 (4), International Council on Systems Engineering, pp.11-12, December 2010.

  • Bedini, P. D., and L. M. Prockter (both at JHU/APL), The quest to explore Mercury, The Planetary Report, 30 (6), pp. 6-11, November/December 2010.

  • Vilim, R., S. Stanley (both at Univ. Toronto), and S. A. Hauck II (Case Western Reserve Univ.), Iron snow zones as a mechanism for generating Mercury's weak observed magnetic field, Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, E11003, 10.1029/2009JE003528.

  • Gómez-Pérez, N., and S. C. Solomon (both at CIW), Mercury's weak magnetic field: Result of magnetospheric feedback?, Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L20204, 10.1029/2010GL044533, 2010.

  • Sepan, D. M., and G. B. Lawrence (both at JHU/APL), An approach to automating mission operations telemetry and ranging contacts with the MESSENGER spacecraft, Space 2010 Conference and Exposition, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AIAA-2010-8760, 11 pp., Anaheim, CA, August 31 - September 2, 2010.

  • McNutt, R. L., Jr. (JHU/APL), S. C. Solomon (CIW), P. D. Bedini, E. J. Finnegan, D. G. Grant (all at JHU/APL), and the MESSENGER Team, The MESSENGER mission: Results from the first two Mercury flybys, Acta Astronautica, 67, 681-687, 2010.

  • Blewett, D. T. (JHU/APL), S. A. Hauck, II (Case Western Reserve Univ.), and H. Korth (JHU/APL), Introduction to the special issue of Icarus on “Mercury after Two MESSENGER Flybys,” Icarus, 209, 1-2, 2010.

  • Benna, M. (GSFC), B. J. Anderson (JHU/APL), D. N. Baker (Univ. Colorado), S. A. Boardsen (Univ. Maryland, Baltimore County), G. Gloeckler (Univ. Michigan), R. E. Gold, G. C. Ho (both at JHU/APL), R. M. Killen (GSFC), H. Korth, S. M. Krimigis (both at JHU/APL), M. E. Purucker (GSFC), R. L. McNutt, Jr. (JHU/APL), J. M. Raines (Univ. Michigan), W. E. McClintock (Univ. Colorado), M. Sarantos, J. A. Slavin (both at GSFC), S. C. Solomon (CIW), and T. H. Zurbuchen (Univ. Michigan), Modeling of the magnetosphere of Mercury at the time of the first MESSENGER flyby, Icarus, 209, 3-10, 2010.

  • Trávníček, P. M. (ASCR and UCLA), D. Schriver (UCLA), P. Hellinger, D. Herčík (both at ASCR), B. J. Anderson (JHU/APL), M. Sarantos, and J. A. Slavin (both at GSFC), Mercury’s magnetosphere–solar wind interaction for northward and southward interplanetary magnetic field: Hybrid simulation results, Icarus, 209, 11-22, 2010.

  • Alexeev, I. I., E. S. Belenkaya (both at Lomonosov Moscow State Univ.), J. A. Slavin (GSFC), D. N. Baker (Univ. Colorado), B. J. Anderson (JHU/APL), S. A. Boardsen (GSFC), C. L. Johnson (Univ. British Columbia), H. Korth (JHU/APL), M. E. Purucker, M. Sarantos (both at GSFC), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), Mercury’s magnetospheric magnetic field after the first two MESSENGER flybys, Icarus, 209, 23-39, 2010.

  • Gómez-Pérez, N. (CIW), and J. Wicht (Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research), Mercury and Ganymede: Behavior of planetary dynamos under the influence of external magnetic fields, Icarus, 209, 53-62, 2010.

  • Burger, M. H., R. M. Killen (both at GSFC), R. J. Vervack, Jr. (JHU/APL), E. T. Bradley (Univ. Central Florida), W. E. McClintock (Univ. Colorado), M. Sarantos, M. Benna (both at GSFC), and N. Mouawad (Univ. Maryland), Monte Carlo modeling of sodium in Mercury’s exosphere during the first two MESSENGER flybys, Icarus, 209, 63-74, 2010.

  • Killen, R. M. (GSFC), A. E. Potter (National Optical Astronomy Observatory), R. J. Vervack, Jr. (JHU/APL), E. T. Bradley (Univ. Central Florida), W. E. McClintock (Univ. Colorado), C. M. Anderson (GSFC), and M. H. Burger (GSFC), Observations of metallic species in Mercury’s exosphere, Icarus, 209, 75-87, 2009.

  • Smith, D. E., M. T. Zuber (both at MIT), R. J. Phillips (SWRI), S. C. Solomon (CIW), G. A. Neumann, F. G. Lemoine (both at GSFC), S. J. Peale (Univ. California, Santa Barbara), J.-L. Margot (UCLA), M. J. Talpe (MIT), J. W. Head III (Brown Univ.), S. A. Hauck II (Case Western Reserve Univ.), M. H. Torrence (SGT), C. L. Johnson (Univ. British Columbia), M. E. Perry, O. S. Barnouin, R. L. McNutt, Jr. (all at JHU/APL), and J. Oberst (DLR), The equatorial shape and gravity field of Mercury from MESSENGER flybys 1 and 2, Icarus, 209, 88-100, 2010.

  • Domingue, D. L. (PSI), F. Vilas (MMT Observatory), G. M. Holsclaw (Univ. Colorado), J. Warell (Uppsala Univ.), N. R. Izenberg, S. L. Murchie (both at JHU/APL), B. W. Denevi (Arizona State Univ.), D. T. Blewett (JHU/APL), W. E. McClintock (Univ. Colorado), B. J. Anderson (JHU/APL), and M. Sarantos (GSFC), Whole-disk spectrophotometric properties of Mercury: Synthesis of MESSENGER and ground-based observations, Icarus, 209, 101-124, 2010.

  • Holsclaw, G. M., W. E. McClintock (both at Univ. Colorado), M. S. Robinson (Arizona State Univ.), D. L. Domingue (PSI), N. R. Izenberg, D. T. Blewett (both at JHU/APL), and A. L. Sprague (Univ. Arizona), A comparison of the ultraviolet to near-infrared spectral properties of Mercury and the Moon as observed by MESSENGER, Icarus, 209, 179-194, 2010.

  • Lawrence, D. J. (JHU/APL), W. C. Feldman (PSI), J. O. Goldsten (JHU/APL), T. J. McCoy (NMNH), D. T. Blewett (JHU/APL), W. V. Boynton (Univ. Arizona), L. G. Evans (Computer Sci. Corp.), L. R. Nittler (CIW), E. A. Rhodes (JHU/APL), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), Identification and measurement of neutron-absorbing elements on Mercury’s surface, Icarus, 209, 195-209, 2010.

  • Ernst, C. M., S. L. Murchie, O. S. Barnouin-Jha (all at JHU/APL), M. S. Robinson, B. W. Denevi (both at Arizona State Univ.), D. T. Blewett (JHU/APL), J. W. Head (Brown Univ.), N. R. Izenberg (JHU/APL), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), Exposure of spectrally distinct material by impact craters on Mercury: Implications for global stratigraphy, Icarus, 209, 210-223, 2010.

  • Oberst, J., F. Preusker (both at DLR), R. J. Phillips (SWRI), T. R. Watters (NASM), J. W. Head (Brown Univ.), M. T. Zuber (MIT), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), The morphology of Mercury’s Caloris basin as seen in MESSENGER stereo topographic models, Icarus, 209, 230-238, 2010.

  • Blewett, D. T. (JHU/APL), B. W. Denevi, M. S. Robinson (both at Arizona State Univ.), C. M. Ernst (JHU/APL), M. E. Purucker (Raytheon), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), The apparent lack of lunar-like swirls on Mercury: Implications for the formation of lunar swirls and for the agent of space weathering, Icarus, 209, 239-246, 2010.

  • Zuber, M. T. (MIT), L. G. Montési (Univ. Maryland), G. T. Farmer (MIT), S. A. Hauck II, J. A. Ritzer (both at Case Western Reserve Univ.), R. J. Phillips (SWRI), S. C. Solomon (CIW), D. E. Smith (MIT), M. J. Talpe (MIT), J. W. Head III (Brown Univ.), G. A. Neumann (GSFC), T. R. Watters (NASM), and C. L. Johnson (Univ. British Columbia), Accommodation of lithospheric shortening on Mercury from altimetric profiles of ridges and lobate scarps measured during MESSENGER flybys 1 and 2, Icarus, 209, 247-255, 2010.

  • Slavin, J. A. (GSFC), B. J. Anderson (JHU/APL), D. N. Baker (Univ. Colorado), M. Benna (GSFC), S. A. Boardsen (Univ. Maryland, Baltimore County), G. Gloeckler (Univ. Michigan), R. E. Gold, G. C. Ho, H. Korth, S. M. Krimigis, R. L. McNutt, Jr. (all at JHU/APL), L. R. Nittler (CIW), J. M. Raines (Univ. Michigan), M. Sarantos (GSFC), D. Schriver (UCLA), S. C. Solomon (CIW), R. D. Starr (Catholic Univ.), P. Trávníček (ASCR), and T. H. Zurbuchen (Univ. Michigan), MESSENGER observations of extreme loading and unloading of Mercury's magnetic tail, Science, 329, 665-668, 2010. [ Reprint | Full Text ]

  • Prockter, L. M., C. M. Ernst (both at JHU/APL), B. W. Denevi (Arizona State Univ.), C. R. Chapman (SWRI), J. W. Head III, C. I. Fassett (both at Brown Univ.), W. J. Merline (SWRI), S. C. Solomon (CIW), T. R. Watters (NASM), R. G. Strom (Univ. Arizona), G. Cremonese (Astronomical Observatory of Padova), S. Marchi, and M. Massironi (both at Univ. Padova), Evidence for young volcanism on Mercury from the third MESSENGER flyby, Science, 329, 668-671, 2010. [ Reprint | Full Text ]

  • Vervack, R. J., Jr. (JHU/APL), W. E. McClintock (Univ. Colorado), R. M. Killen (GSFC), A. L. Sprague (Univ. Arizona), B. J. Anderson (JHU/APL), M. H. Burger (GSFC), E. T. Bradley (Univ. Central Florida), N. Mouawad (Univ. Maryland), S. C. Solomon (CIW), and N. R. Izenberg (JHU/APL), Mercury's complex exosphere: Results from MESSENGER's third flyby, Science, 329, 672-675, 2010. [ Reprint | Full Text ]

  • Dunham, D. W. (KinetX), J. V. McAdams, D. P. Moessner (both at JHU/APL), and D. R. Ottesen (Univ. Texas, Austin), Contingency plans for MESSENGER's Mercury orbit insertion maneuver, 20th Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, American Astronautical Society/American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AIAA-2010-8252, 18 pp., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 2-5, 2010.

  • Ercol, C. J. (JHU/APL), The MESSENGER spacecraft power system: Thermal performance through Mercury flyby 3, 8th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AIAA-2010-6848, 16 pp., Nashville, TN, July 25-28, 2010.

  • Anderson, B. J. (JHU/APL), M. H. Acuña (GSFC), H. Korth (JHU/APL), J. A. Slavin (GSFC), H. Uno, C. L. Johnson (both at Univ. British Columbia), M. E. Purucker (GSFC), S. C. Solomon (CIW), J. M Raines, T. H. Zurbuchen, G. Gloeckler (all at Univ. Michigan), and R. L. McNutt, Jr. (JHU/APL), The magnetic field of Mercury, Space Science Reviews, 152, 307-339, 2010.

  • Berman, A. F. (JHU/APL), D. L. Domingue (PSI), M. E. Holdridge, T. H. Choo, R. J. Steele, and R. G. Shelton (all at JHU/APL), Testing and validation of orbital operations plans for the MESSENGER mission, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems III, SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010, Conference 7737, paper 7737-13, 13 pp., San Diego, CA, June 30 - July 2, 2010.  (Also published in Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems III, edited by D. R. Silva, A. B. Peck, and B. T. Soifer, Proceedings of SPIE, 7737, 10.1117/12.857107, 2010.)

  • Boardsen, S. A. (Univ. Maryland, Baltimore County), T. Sundberg (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm), J. A. Slavin (GSFC), H. Korth (JHU/APL), S. C. Solomon (CIW), and L. G. Blomberg (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm), Observations of Kelvin-Helmholtz waves along the dusk-side boundary of Mercury's magnetosphere during MESSENGER's third flyby, Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L12101, 10.1029/2010GL043606, 2010.

  • Yseboodt, M. (Royal Observatory of Belgium), J.-L. Margot (UCLA), and S. J. Peale (Univ. California, Santa Barbara), Analytical model of the long-period forced longitude librations of Mercury, Icarus, 207, 536-544, 2010.

  • Kochte, M. C., N. R. Izenberg, R. J. Steele, T. H. Choo (all at JHU/APL), M. R. Lankton, and W. E. McClintock (both at Univ. Colorado), Prometheus's challenge: Scheduling MASCS observations using SciBox for orbital operations at Mercury, SpaceOps 2010 Conference, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AIAA 2010-2134, 12 pp., Huntsville, AL, April 25-30, 2010.

  • Ord, K. J., and K. E. Hibbard (both at JHU/APL), MESSENGER power and thermal systems operations, SpaceOps 2010 Conference, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AIAA 2010-2137, 10 pp., Huntsville, AL, April 25-30, 2010.

  • Slavin, J. A., R. P. Lepping, C.-C. Wu (all at GSFC), B. J. Anderson (JHU/APL), D. N. Baker (Univ. Colorado), M. Benna, S. A. Boardsen, R. M. Killen (all at GSFC), H. Korth, S. M. Krimigis (both at JHU/APL), W. E. McClintock (Univ. Colorado), R. L. McNutt, Jr. (JHU/APL), M. Sarantos (GSFC), D. Schriver (UCLA), S. C. Solomon (CIW), P. Trávníček (ASCR), and T. H. Zurbuchen (Univ. Michigan), MESSENGER observations of large flux transfer events at Mercury, Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L02105, 10.1029/2009GL041485, 2010.

  • Feldman, W. C. (PSI), D. J. Lawrence, J. O. Goldsten, R. E. Gold (all at JHU/APL), D. N. Baker (Univ. Colorado), D. K. Haggerty, G. C. Ho (both at JHU/APL), S. Krucker, R. P. Lin (both at Univ. California, Berkeley), R. A. Mewaldt (Caltech), R. J. Murphy (NRL), L. R. Nittler (CIW), E. A. Rhodes (JHU/APL), J. A. Slavin (GSFC), S. C. Solomon (CIW), R. D. Starr (Catholic Univ.), F. Vilas (MMT Observatory), and A. Vourlidas (NRL), Evidence for extended acceleration of solar-flare ions from 1-8 MeV solar neutrons detected with the MESSENGER Neutron Spectrometer, Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, A01102, 10.1029/2009JA014535, 2010.

  • Solomon, S. C. (CIW), Foreword to the special issue of Planetary and Space Science on the BepiColombo mission to Mercury, Planetary and Space Science, 58, 1, 2010.

  • Margot, J.-L. (UCLA), A Mercury orientation model including non-zero obliquity and librations, Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, 105, 329-336, 2009.

  • Hurley, K. (Univ. California, Berkeley), T. Kline (GSFC), I. G. Mitrofanov, D. Golovin, M. L. Litvak, A. B. Sanin (all at Space Research Institute), W. Boynton (Univ. Arizona), C. Fellow, K. Harshman (all at Univ. Arizona), R. Starr (GSFC), S. Golenetskii, R. Aptekar, E. Mazets, V. Pal’shin, D. Frederiks (all at Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute), D. M. Smith (Univ. California, Santa Cruz), C. Wigger, W. Hajdas, A. Zehnder (all at Paul Scherrer Institute), A. von Kienlin, G. G. Lichti (both at Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics), A. Rau (Caltech), K. Yamaoka (Aoyama Gakuin Univ.), M. Ohno, Y. Fuzakawa (both at ISAS), T. Takahashi (Hiroshima Univ.), M. Tashiro, Y. Terada (both at Saitama Univ.), T. Murakami (Kanazawa Univ.), K. Makishima (Univ. Tokyo), S. Barthelmy, J. Cummings, N. Gehrels, H. Krimm (all at GSFC), J. Goldsten (JHU/APL), E. Del Monte, M. Feroci, and M. Marisaldi (all at INAF/IASF), The status and future of the third interplanetary network, in Gamma-Ray Bursts: 6th Huntsville Symposium, edited by C. Meegan, N. Gehrels, and C. Kouveliotou, Conference Proceedings vol. 1133, American Institute of Physics, Melville, N.Y., pp. 55-57, 2009.

  • Choo, T. H., B. J. Anderson, R. J. Steele, J. P. Skura, and P. D. Bedini (all at JHU/APL), An automated science observation scheduling system for MESSENGER, 60th International Astronautical Congress, paper IAC-02-C1.3.8, 8 pp., Daejeon, Republic of Korea, October 12-16, 2009.

  • McNutt, R. L., Jr. (JHU/APL), Solomon, S. C. (CIW), P. D. Bedini, E. J. Finnegan, D. G. Grant (all at JHU/APL), and the MESSENGER Team, The MESSENGER mission: Results from the first two Mercury flybys, 60th International Astronautical Congress, paper IAC-09-A3.6.2, 9 pp., Daejeon, Republic of Korea, October 12-16, 2009.

  • Baker, D. N. (Univ. Colorado), D. Odstrcil (NOAA and Univ. Colorado), B. J. Anderson (JHU/APL), C. N. Arge (Air Force Research Laboratory), M. Benna (GSFC), G. Gloeckler, J. M. Raines (both at Univ. Michigan), D. Schriver (UCLA), J. A. Slavin (GSFC), S. C. Solomon (CIW), R. M. Killen (Univ. Maryland), and T. H. Zurbuchen (Univ. Michigan), Space environment of Mercury at the time of the first MESSENGER flyby: Solar wind and interplanetary magnetic field modeling of upstream conditions, Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, A10101, 10.1029/2009JA014287, 2009.

  • Boardsen, S. A. (Univ. Maryland, Baltimore County), J. A. Slavin (GSFC), B. J. Anderson, H. Korth (both at JHU/APL), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), Comparison of ultra-low-frequency waves at Mercury under northward and southward IMF, Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L18106, 10.1029/2009GL039525, 2009.

  • Choo, T. H., B. J. Anderson, P. D. Bedini, E. J. Finnegan, J. P. Skura, and R. J. Steele (all at JHU/APL), The MESSENGER science planning and commanding system, Space 2009 Conference and Exposition, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AIAA-2009-6462, 11 pp., Pasadena, CA, September 14-17, 2009.

  • Steele, R. J., T. H. Choo, J. P. Skura, B. J. Anderson, and E. J. Finnegan (all at JHU/APL), Comprehensive mission simulation contingency analyses: Achieving science observation plan resiliency by design, Space 2009 Conference and Exposition, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AIAA-2009-6464, 9 pp., Pasadena, CA, September 14-17, 2009.

  • Solomon, S. C. (CIW), L. M. Prockter, and D. T. Blewett (both at JHU/APL), MESSENGER at Mercury: An introduction to the special issue of Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 285, 225-226, 2009.

  • Head, J.W. (Brown Univ.), S. L. Murchie, L. M. Prockter (both at JHU/APL), S. C. Solomon (CIW), C. R. Chapman (SWRI), R. G. Strom (Univ. Arizona), T. R. Watters (NASM), D. T. Blewett (JHU/APL), J. J. Gillis-Davis (Univ. Hawaii), C. I. Fassett, J. L. Dickson, G. A. Morgan, and L. Kerber (all at Brown Univ), Volcanism on Mercury: Evidence from the first MESSENGER flyby for extrusive and explosive activity and the volcanic origin of plains, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 285, 227-242, 2009.

  • Gillis-Davis, J. J. (Univ. Hawaii), D. T. Blewett (JU/APL), R. W. Gaskell (PSI), B. W. Denevi, M. S. Robinson (both at Arizona State Univ.), R. G. Strom (Univ. Arizona), S. C. Solomon (CIW), and A. L. Sprague (Univ. Arizona), Pit-floor craters on Mercury: Evidence of near-surface igneous activity, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 285, 243-250, 2009.

  • Head, J. W. (Brown Univ.), S. L. Murchie, L. M. Prockter (both at JHU/APL), S. C. Solomon (CIW), R. G. Strom (Univ. Arizona), C. R. Chapman (PSI), T. R. Watters (NASM), D. T. Blewett (JHU/APL), J. J. Gillis-Davis (Univ. Hawaii), C. I. Fassett, J. L. Dickson, D. M. Hurwitz, and L. R. Ostrach (all at Brown Univ.), Evidence for intrusive activity on Mercury from the first MESSENGER flyby, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 285, 251-262, 2009.

  • Kerber, L., J. W. Head (both at Brown Univ.), S. C. Solomon (CIW), S. L. Murchie, D. T. Blewett (both at JHU/APL), and L. Wilson (Lancaster Univ.), Explosive volcanic eruptions on Mercury: Eruption conditions, magma volatile content, and implications for interior volatile abundances, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 285, 263-271, 2009.

  • Blewett, D. T. (JHU/APL), M. S. Robinson, B. W. Denevi (both at Arizona State Univ.), J. J. Gillis-Davis (Univ. Hawaii), J. W. Head (Brown Univ.), S. C. Solomon (CIW), G. M. Holsclaw, and W. E. McClintock (both at Univ. Colorado), Multispectral imaging of Mercury from the first MESSENGER flyby: Analysis of global and regional color trends, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 285, 272-282, 2009.

  • Watters, T. R. (NASM), S. C. Solomon (CIW), M. S. Robinson (Arizona State Univ.), J. W. Head (Brown Univ.), S. L. André (NASM), S. A. Hauck, II (Case Western Reserve Univ.), and S. L. Murchie (JHU/APL), The tectonics of Mercury: The view after MESSENGER's first flyby, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 285, 283-296, 2009.

  • Fassett, C. I., J. W. Head (both at Brown Univ.), D. T. Blewett (JHU/APL), C. R. Chapman (SWRI), J. L. Dickson (Brown Univ.), S. C. Solomon (CIW), T. R. Watters (NASM), Caloris impact basin: Exterior geomorphology, stratigraphy, morphometry, radial sculpture, and smooth plains deposits, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 285, 297-308, 2009.

  • Watters, T. R. (NASM), S. L. Murchie (JHU/APL), M. S. Robinson (Arizona State Univ.), S. C. Solomon (CIW), B. W. Denevi (Arizona State Univ.), S. L. André (NASM), and J. W. Head (Brown Univ.), Emplacement and tectonic deformation of smooth plains in the Caloris basin, Mercury, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 285, 309-319, 2009.

  • Freed, A. M. (Purdue Univ.), S. C. Solomon (CIW), T. R. Watters (NASM), R. J. Phillips (SWRI), and M. T. Zuber (MIT), Could Pantheon Fossae be the result of the Apollodorus crater-forming impact within the Caloris basin, Mercury?, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 285, 320-327, 2009.

  • Uno, H., C. L. Johnson (both at Univ. British Columbia), B. J. Anderson, H. Korth (both at JHU/APL), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), Modeling Mercury's internal magnetic field with smooth inversions, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 285, 328-339, 2009.

  • Purucker, M. E., T. J. Sabaka (both at Raytheon), S. C. Solomon (CIW), B. J. Anderson, H. Korth (both at JHU/APL), M. T. Zuber (MIT), and G. A. Neumann (GSFC), Mercury's internal magnetic field: Constraints on large- and small-scale fields of crustal origin, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 285, 340-346, 2009.

  • Helbert, J., and A. Maturilli (both at DLR), The emissivity of a fine-grained labradorite sample at typical Mercury dayside temperatures, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 285, 347-354, 2009.

  • Mohit, P. S., C. L. Johnson (both at Univ. British Columbia), O. Barnouin-Jha (JHU/APL), M. T. Zuber (MIT), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), Shallow basins on Mercury: Evidence of relaxation?, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 285, 355-363, 2009.

  • Hawkins, S. E., III, S. L. Murchie (both at JHU/APL), K. J. Becker (USGS), C. M. Selby, F. S. Turner, M. W. Noble, N. L. Chabot, T. H. Choo, E. H. Darlington (all at JHU/APL), B. W. Denevi (Arizona State Univ.), D. L. Domingue, C. M. Ernst (both at JHU/APL), G. M. Holsclaw (Univ. Colorado), N. R. Laslo (JHU/APL), W. E. McClintock (Univ. Colorado), L. M. Prockter (JHU/APL), M. S. Robinson (Arizona State Univ.), S. C. Solomon (CIW), and R. E. Sterner, II (JHU/APL), In-flight performance of MESSENGER's Mercury Dual Imaging System, in Instruments and Methods for Astrobiology and Planetary Missions XII, edited by R. B. Hoover, G. V. Levin, A. Y. Rozanov, and K. D. Retherford, paper 74410Z, 12 pp., SPIE Proceedings, vol. 7441, SPIE, Bellingham, WA, 2009.

  • Berman, A. F., D. L. Domingue, M. E. Holdridge, T. H. Choo, R. J. Steele, and R. G. Shelton (all at JHU/APL), Orbital operations planning and scheduling for the MESSENGER mission, 6th International Workshop on Planning and Scheduling for Space, 10 pp., Pasadena, CA, July 19-21, 2009.

  • Slavin, J. A., M. H. Acuña (both at GSFC), B. J. Anderson (JHU/APL), S. Barabash (Swedish Inst. Space Physics), M. Benna (GSFC), S. A. Boardsen (Univ. Maryland, Baltimore County), M. Fraenz (MPI Solar System Res.), G. Gloeckler (Univ. Michigan), R. E. Gold, G. C. Ho, H. Korth, S. M. Krimigis, R. L. McNutt, Jr. (all at JHU/APL), J. M. Raines (Univ. Michigan), M. Sarantos (GSFC), S. C. Solomon (CIW), T.-L. Zhang (Space Res. Inst., Austrian Acad. Sci.), and T. H. Zurbuchen (Univ. Michigan), MESSENGER and Venus Express observations of the solar wind interaction with Venus, Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L09106, 10.1029/2009GL037876, 2009.

  • Slavin, J. A., M. H. Acuña (both at GSFC), B. J. Anderson (JHU/APL), D. N. Baker (Univ. Colorado), M. Benna (GSFC), S. A. Boardsen (Univ. Maryland, Baltimore County), G. Gloeckler (Univ. Michigan), R. E. Gold, G. C. Ho, H. Korth, S. M. Krimigis, R. L. McNutt, Jr. (all at JHU/APL), J. M. Raines (Univ. Michigan), M. Sarantos (GSFC), D. Schriver, (UCLA), S. C. Solomon (CIW), P. Trávníček (ASCR and UCLA), and T. H. Zurbuchen (Univ. Michigan), MESSENGER observations of magnetic reconnection in Mercury's magnetosphere, Science, 324, 606-610, 2009.

  • McClintock, W. E. (Univ. Colorado), R. J. Vervack, Jr. (JHU/APL), E. T. Bradley (Univ. Central Florida), R. M. Killen, N. Mouawad (both at Univ. Maryland), A. L. Sprague (Univ. Arizona), M. H. Burger (Univ. Maryland), S. C. Solomon (CIW), and N. R. Izenberg (JHU/APL), MESSENGER observations of Mercury's exosphere: Detection of magnesium and distribution of constituents, Science, 324, 610-613, 2009.

  • Denevi, B. W., M. S. Robinson (both at Arizona State Univ.), S. C. Solomon (CIW), S. L. Murchie, D. T. Blewett, D. L. Domingue (all at JHU/APL), T. J. McCoy (NMNH), C. M. Ernst (JHU/APL), J. W. Head (Brown Univ.), T. R. Watters (NASM), and N. L. Chabot (JHU/APL), The evolution of Mercury's crust: A global perspective from MESSENGER, Science, 324, 613-618, 2009.

  • Watters, T. R. (NASM), J. W. Head (Brown Univ.), S. C. Solomon (CIW), M. S. Robinson (Arizona State Univ.), C. R. Chapman (SWRI), B. W. Denevi (Arizona State Univ.), C. I. Fassett (Brown Univ.), S. L. Murchie (JHU/APL), and R. G. Strom (Univ. Arizona), Evolution of the Rembrandt impact basin on Mercury, Science, 324, 618-621, 2009.

  • Trávníček, P. M. (ASCR and UCLA), P. Hellinger (ASCR), D. Schriver (UCLA), D. Hercík (ASCR), J. A. Slavin (GSFC), and B. J. Anderson (JHU/APL), Kinetic instabilities in Mercury's magnetosphere: Three-dimensional simulation results, Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L07104, 10.1029/2008GL036630, 2009.

  • Benna, M., M. H. Acuña (both at GSFC), B. J. Anderson (JHU/APL), S. Barabash (Swedish Inst. Space Physics), S. A. Boardsen (Univ. Maryland, Baltimore County), G. Gloeckler (Univ. Michigan), R. E. Gold, G. C. Ho, H. Korth, S. M. Krimigis, R. L. McNutt, Jr. (all at JHU/APL), J. M. Raines (Univ. Michigan), M. Sarantos, J. A. Slavin (both at GSFC), S. C. Solomon (CIW), T.-L. Zhang (Space Res. Inst., Austrian Acad. Sci.), and T. H. Zurbuchen (Univ. Michigan), Modeling the response of the induced magnetosphere of Venus to changing IMF direction using MESSENGER and Venus Express observations, Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L04109, 10.1029/2008GL036718, 2009.

  • Sarantos, M., J. A. Slavin, M. Benna (all at GSFC), S. A. Boardsen (Univ. Maryland, Baltimore County), R. M. Killen (Univ. Maryland), D. Schriver (UCLA), and P. Trávníček (ASCR and UCLA), Sodium-ion pickup observed above the magnetopause during MESSENGER's first Mercury flyby: Constraints on neutral exospheric models, Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L04106, 10.1029/2008GL036207, 2009.

  • Pittelkau, M. E. (Aerospace Control Systems), and D. J. O'Shaughnessy (JHU/APL), Gyro misalignment decomposition applied to MESSENGER calibration, 19th Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, American Astronautical Society/American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AAS 09-203, 13 pp., Savannah, GA, February 8-12, 2009.  (Also published in Spaceflight Mechanics 2009, edited by A. M. Segerman, P. C. Lai, M. P. Wilkins, and M. E. Pittelkau, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, 134, 1527-1539, 2009.)

  • O'Shaughnessy, D. J., J. V. McAdams (both at JHU/APL), K. E. Williams, and B. R. Page (both at KinetX), Fire sail: MESSENGER's use of solar radiation pressure for accurate Mercury flybys, 32nd Guidance and Control Conference, American Astronautical Society, paper AAS 09-014, 16 pp., Breckenridge, CO, January 31 - February 4, 2009.  (Also published in Guidance and Control 2009, edited by E. J. Friedman and R. D. Culp, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, 133, 61-76, 2009.)

  • Solomon, S. C. (CIW), and R. L. McNutt, Jr. (JHU/APL), MESSENGER mission, McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology 2009, McGraw-Hill, New York, pp. 208-211, 2009.

  • Slavin, J. A. (GSFC), B. J. Anderson (JHU/APL), T. H. Zurbuchen (Univ. Michigan), D. N. Baker (Univ. Colorado), S. M. Krimigis (JHU/APL), M. H. Acuña, M. Benna (both at GSFC), S. A. Boardsen (Univ. Maryland, Baltimore County), G. Gloeckler (Univ. Michigan), R. E. Gold, G. C. Ho, H. Korth, R. L. McNutt, Jr. (all at JHU/APL), J. M. Raines (Univ. Michigan), M. Sarantos (GSFC), D. Schriver (UCLA), S. C. Solomon (CIW), and P. Trávníček (ASCR and UCLA), MESSENGER observations of Mercury's magnetosphere during northward IMF, Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L02101, 10.1029/2008GL036158, 2009.

  • Boardsen, S. A. (Univ. Maryland, Baltimore County), B. J. Anderson (JHU/APL), M. H. Acuña, J. A. Slavin (both at GSFC), H. Korth (JHU/APL), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), Narrow-band ultra-low-frequency wave observations by MESSENGER during its January 2008 flyby through Mercury's magnetosphere, Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L01104, 10.1029/2008GL036034, 2009.

  • Peale, S. J. (Univ. California, Santa Barbara), J.-L. Margot (Cornell Univ.), and M. Yseboodt (Royal Observatory of Belgium), Resonant forcing of Mercury's libration in longitude, Icarus, 199, 1-8, January 2009.

  • Dombard, A. J. (JHU/APL), and S. A. Hauck, II (Case Western Univ.), Despinning plus global contraction and the orientation of lobate scarps on Mercury: Predictions for MESSENGER, Icarus, 198, 274-276, November 2008.

  • McNutt, R. L., Jr. (JHU/APL), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), MESSENGER arrives at Mercury, The Planetary Report, 28 (5), pp. 12-17, September/October 2008.

  • Frederiks, D., R. Aptekar (both at Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute), T. Cline (GSFC), J. Goldsten (JHU/APL), S. Golenetskii (Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute), K. Hurley (Univ. California, Berkeley), V. Ilinskii (Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute), A. von Keinlin (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics), E. Mazets, and V. Palshin (both at Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute), GRB 051103 and GRB 070201 as giant flares from SGRs in nearby galaxies, in Gamma-Ray Bursts 2007: Proceedings of the Santa Fe Conference, edited by M. Galassi, D. Palmer, and E. Fenimore, Conference Proceedings vol. 1000, American Institute of Physics, Melville, N.Y., pp. 271-275, 2008.

  • Williams, K. E., A. H. Taylor, D. R. Stanbridge, P. J. Wolff, B. R. Page, B. G. Williams (all at KinetX), and J. V. McAdams (JHU/APL), Navigation for the MESSENGER mission's first Mercury encounter, 2008 Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, American Astronautical Society/American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AIAA-2008-6761, 20 pp., Honolulu, HI, August 18-21, 2008.

  • McAdams, J. V., D. J. O'Shaughnessy (both at JHU/APL), A. H. Taylor, K. H. Williams, and B. R. Page (all at KinetX), Maneuver design strategy enables precise targeting of the first MESSENGER Mercury flyby, 2008 Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, American Astronautical Society/American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AIAA-2008-7367, 15 pp., Honolulu, HI, August 18-21, 2008.

  • Vaughan, R. M., D. J. O'Shaughnessy, H. K. Kang, and N. Laslo (all at JHU/APL), Spacecraft pointing for science operations for MESSENGER's Venus flyby 2 and Mercury flyby 1, 2008 Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AIAA-2008-7479, 21 pp., Honolulu, HI, August 18-21, 2008.

  • Kennedy, P. J., A. M. Freed (both at Purdue Univ.), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), Mechanisms of faulting in and around Caloris basin, Mercury, Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, E08004, 10.1029/2007JE002992, August 2008. (Use the code 65685719 for both the login ID and password to access the article.)

  • Ercol, C. J., G. Dakermanji, and S. C. Laughery (all at JHU/APL), The MESSENGER spacecraft power system: Thermal performance through the first Mercury flyby, 6th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AIAA-2008-5785, 12 pp., Cleveland, OH, July 28-30, 2008.

  • Solomon, S. C. (CIW), R. L. McNutt, Jr. (JHU/APL), T. R. Watters (NASM), D. J. Lawrence (JHU/APL), W. C. Feldman (PSI), J. W. Head (Brown Univ.), S. M. Krimigis, S. L. Murchie (both at JHU/APL), R. J. Phillips (SWRI), J. A. Slavin (GSFC), and M. T. Zuber (MIT), Return to Mercury: A global perspective on MESSENGER’s first Mercury flyby, Science, 321, 59-62, 2008.

  • McClintock, W. E. (Univ. Colorado), N. R. Izenberg (JHU/APL), G. M. Holsclaw (Univ. Colorado), D. T. Blewett, D. L. Domingue (both at JHU/APL), J. W. Head, III (Brown Univ.), J. Helbert (DLR), T. J. McCoy (NMNH), S. L. Murchie (JHU/APL), M. S. Robinson (Arizona State Univ.), S. C. Solomon (CIW), A. L. Sprague (Univ. Arizona), and F. Vilas (MMT Observatory), Spectroscopic observations of Mercury’s surface reflectance during MESSENGER’s first Mercury flyby, Science, 321, 62-65, 2008.

  • Robinson, M. S. (Arizona State Univ.), S. L. Murchie, D. T. Blewett, D. L. Domingue, S. E. Hawkins, III (all at JHU/APL), J. W. Head (Brown Univ.), G. M. Holsclaw, W. E. McClintock (both at Univ. Colorado), T. J. McCoy (NMNH), R. L. McNutt, Jr., L. M. Prockter (both at JHU/APL), S. C. Solomon (CIW), and T. R. Watters (NASM), Reflectance and color variations on Mercury: Regolith processes and compositional heterogeneity, Science, 321, 66-69, 2008.

  • Head, J. W. (Brown Univ.), S. L. Murchie, L. M. Prockter (both at JHU/APL), M. S. Robinson (Arizona State Univ.), S. C. Solomon (CIW), R. G. Strom (Univ. Arizona), C. R. Chapman (SWRI), T. R. Watters (NASM), W. E. McClintock (Univ. Colorado), D. T. Blewett (JHU/APL), and J. J. Gillis-Davis (Univ. Hawaii), Volcanism on Mercury: Evidence from the first MESSENGER flyby, Science, 321, 69-72, 2008.

  • Murchie, S. L. (JHU/APL), T. R. Watters (NASM), M. S. Robinson (Arizona State Univ.), J. W. Head (Brown Univ.), R. G. Strom (Univ. Arizona), C. R. Chapman (SWRI), S. C. Solomon (CIW), W. E. McClintock (Univ. Colorado), L. M. Prockter, D. L. Domingue, and D. T. Blewett (all at JHU/APL), Geology of the Caloris basin, Mercury: A view from MESSENGER, Science, 321, 73-76, 2008.

  • Zuber, M. T. (MIT), D. E. Smith (GSFC), S. C. Solomon (CIW), R. J. Phillips (SWRI), S. J. Peale (Univ. California, Santa Barbara), J. W. Head, III (Brown Univ.), S. A. Hauck, II (Case Western Reserve Univ.), R. L. McNutt, Jr. (JHU/APL), J. Oberst (DLR), G. A. Neumann, F. G. Lemoine, X. Sun (all at GSFC), O. Barnouin-Jha (JHU/APL), and J. K. Harmon (NAIC), Laser altimeter observations from MESSENGER’s first Mercury flyby, Science, 321, 77-79, 2008.

  • Strom, R. G. (Univ. Arizona), C. R. Chapman, W. J. Merline (both at SWRI), S. C. Solomon (CIW), and J. W. Head, III (Brown Univ.), Mercury cratering record viewed from MESSENGER’s first flyby, Science, 321, 79-81, 2008.

  • Anderson, B. J. (JHU/APL), M. H. Acuña (GSFC), H. Korth (JHU/APL), M. E. Purucker (GSFC), C. L. Johnson (Univ. British Columbia), J. A. Slavin (GSFC), S. C. Solomon (CIW), and R. L. McNutt, Jr. (JHU/APL), The structure of Mercury’s magnetic field from MESSENGER’s first flyby, Science, 321, 82-85, 2008.

  • Slavin, J. A., M. H. Acuña (both at GSFC), B. J. Anderson (JHU/APL), D. N. Baker (Univ. Colorado), M. Benna (GSFC), G. Gloeckler (Univ. Michigan), R. E. Gold, G. C. Ho (both at JHU/APL), R. M. Killen (Univ. Maryland), H. Korth, S. M. Krimigis, R. L. McNutt, Jr. (all at JHU/APL), L. R. Nittler (CIW), J. M. Raines (Univ. Michigan), D. Schriver (UCLA), S. C. Solomon (CIW), R. D. Starr (Catholic Univ.), P. Trávníček (ASCR and UCLA), and T. H. Zurbuchen (Univ. Michigan), Mercury’s magnetosphere after MESSENGER’s first flyby, Science, 321, 85-89, 2008.

  • Zurbuchen, T. H., J. M. Raines, G. Gloeckler (all at Univ. Michigan), S. M. Krimigis (JHU/APL), J. A. Slavin (GSFC), P. L. Koehn (Eastern Michigan Univ.), R. M. Killen (Univ. Maryland), A. L. Sprague (Univ. Arizona), R. L. McNutt, Jr. (JHU/APL), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), MESSENGER observations of the composition of Mercury’s ionized exosphere and plasma environment, Science, 321, 90-92, 2008.

  • McClintock, W. E. (Univ. Colorado), E. T. Bradley (Univ. Central Florida), R. J. Vervack, Jr. (JHU/APL), R. M. Killen (Univ. Maryland), A. L. Sprague (Univ. Arizona), N. R. Izenberg (JHU/APL), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), Mercury’s exosphere: Observations during MESSENGER’s first Mercury flyby, Science, 321, 92-94, 2008.

  • Ercol, C. J. (JHU/APL), Return to Mercury: An overview of the MESSENGER spacecraft thermal control system design and up-to-date flight performance, 38th International Conference on Environmental Systems, SAE International, paper 2008-01-2123, 15 pp., San Francisco, CA, June 29 - July 2, 2008.

  • Mazets, E. P., R. L. Aptekar (both at Russian Academy of Sciences), T. L. Cline (GSFC), D. D. Frederiks (Russian Academy of Sciences), J. O. Goldsten (JHU/APL), S. V. Golenetskii (Russian Academy of Sciences), K. Hurley (SSL), A. von Kienlin (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics), and V. D. Pal'shin (Russian Academy of Sciences), A giant flare from a soft gamma repeater in the Andromeda galaxy (M31), Astrophysical Journal, 680, 545-549, June 10, 2008.

  • McNutt, R. L., Jr. (JHU/APL), S. C. Solomon (CIW), D. G. Grant, E. J. Finnegan, P. D. Bedini (all at JHU/APL), and the MESSENGER Team, The MESSENGER mission to Mercury: Status after the Venus flybys, Acta Astronautica, 63, 68-73, 2008.

  • Kabin, K., M. H. Heimpel, R. Rankin (all at Univ. Alberta), J. M. Aurnou (UCLA), N. Gómez-Pérez (CIW), J. Paral (Univ. Alberta), T. I. Gombosi, T. H. Zurbuchen (both at Univ. Michigan), P. L. Koehn (Eastern Michigan Univ.), and D. L. DeZeeuw (Univ. Michigan), Global MHD modeling of Mercury's magnetosphere with applications to the MESSENGER mission and dynamo theory, Icarus, 195, 1-15, May 2008.

  • Chen, B., J. Li (both at Univ. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), and S. A. Hauck, II (Case Western Reserve Univ.), Non-ideal liquidus curve in the Fe-S system and Mercury's snowing core, Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L07201, doi:10.1029/2008GL033311, April 2008.

  • Paul, M. V., and E. J. Finnegan (both at JHU/APL), MESSENGER - A highly constrained mission to the innermost planet, Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE Aerospace Conference (CD-ROM), IEEE paper 2.0404, 10 pp., Big Sky, MT, March 1-8, 2008.

  • Trela, M. D. (JHU/APL), In-flight performance of the MESSENGER propulsion system, Chemical Propulsion Information Analysis Center Bulletin, 34 (2), Whiting School of Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, pp. 1, 4-5, March 2008.

  • Williams, K. E., A. H. Taylor, B. R. Page, J. K. Miller, J. Smith, P. Wolff, D. Stanbridge, B. G. Williams (all at KinetX), and J. V. McAdams (JHU/APL), Navigation for the second Venus flyby of the MESSENGER mission to Mercury, 18th Space Flight Mechanics Conference, American Astronautical Society/American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AAS 08-172, 20 pp., Galveston, TX, January 27-31, 2008.  (Also published in Spaceflight Mechanics 2008, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, 130, Part II, 1113-1132, 2008.)

  • Solomon, S. C. (CIW), and R. L. McNutt, Jr. (JHU/APL), Looking at Mercury: The MESSENGER mission to Mercury, in Space Exploration 2007, edited by B. Harvey, Praxis Publishing, Chichester, U.K., pp. 50-57, 2007.

  • Taylor, A., E. Carranza, J. Milller, D. Stanbridge, B. Page, J. Smith, P. Wolff, B. Williams, L. Efron (all at KinetX), R. Farquhar, J. McAdams, and D. Dunham (all at JHU/APL), Earth to Venus flyby 1 navigation results for NASA's MESSENGER mission to Mercury, 17th Space Flight Mechanics Conference, American Astronautical Society/American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AAS 07-171, 20 pp., Sedona, AZ, January 28 - February 1, 2007.  (Also published in Spaceflight Mechanics 2007, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, 127, Part I, 1081-1100, 2007.)

  • Artis, D. A., B. K. Heggestad, C. J. Krupiarz, M. A. Mirantes, and J. D. Reid (all at JHU/APL), MESSENGER: Flight software design for a deep space mission, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Aerospace Conference, IEEEAC paper 1089, 9 pp., Big Sky, MT, March 2-10, 2007.

  • Peale, S. J. (Univ. California, Santa Barbara), M. Yseboodt, and J.-L. Margot (both at Cornell Univ.), Long-period forcing of Mercury's libration in longitude, Icarus, 187, 365-373, 2007.

  • Solomon, S. C. (CIW), Planetary science: Hot news on Mercury's core, Science, 316, 702-703, 2007.

  • Wallis, R. E., S. Cheng, P. M. Malouf, and R. K. Stilwell (all at JHU/APL), Advances in microwave technology for the MESSENGER mission to Mercury, International Microwave Symposium 2007, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, pp. 939-942, Honolulu, HI, June 3-8, 2007.

  • Hill, T. A. (JHU/APL), Stress testing embedded software applications, Embedded Systems Conference, paper ESC-302, 14 pp., Boston, MA, September 18-21, 2007.

  • Ercol, C. J. (JHU/APL), MESSENGER heritage: High-temperature technologies for inner solar system spacecraft, Space 2007 Conference, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AIAA 2007-6188, 8 pp., Long Beach, CA, September 18-20, 2007.

  • Hauck, S. A., II (Case Western Reserve Univ.), S. C. Solomon (CIW), and D. A. Smith (Case Western Reserve Univ.), Predicted recovery of Mercury's internal structure by MESSENGER, Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L18201, doi:10.1029/2007GL030793, 2007.

  • O'Shaughnessy, D. J., R. M. Vaughan, T. L. Chouinard (all at JHU/APL), and D. E. Jackle (PMT Technology), Impacts of center of mass shifts on MESSENGER spacecraft operations, 20th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics, paper 12-4, 15 pp. Annapolis, MD, September 24-28, 2007.

  • O'Shaughnessy, D. (JHU/APL), and M. E. Pittelkau (Aerospace Control Systems), Attitude sensor and gyro calibration for MESSENGER, 20th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics, paper 12-1,15 pp. Annapolis, MD, September 24-28, 2007.

  • Domingue, D. L. (JHU/APL), and C. T. Russell, Foreword, Space Science Reviews, 131, 1-2, 2007.

  • Solomon, S. C. (CIW), R. L. McNutt, Jr., R. E. Gold, and D. L. Domingue (all at JHU/APL), MESSENGER mission overview, Space Science Reviews, 131, 3-39, 2007.

  • Head, J. W. (Brown Univ.), C. R. Chapman (SWRI), D. L. Domingue, S. E. Hawkins, III (both at JHU/APL), W. E. McClintock (Univ. Colorado), S. L. Murchie, L. M. Prockter (both at JHU/APL), M. S. Robinson (Arizona State Univ.), R. G. Strom (Univ. Arizona), and T. R. Watters (NASM), The geology of Mercury: The view prior to the MESSENGER mission, Space Science Reviews, 131, 41-84, 2007.

  • Boynton, W. V., A. L. Sprague (both at Univ. Arizona), S. C. Solomon (CIW), R. D. Starr, L. G. Evans (both at GSFC), W. C. Feldman (LANL), J. I. Trombka (GSFC), and E. A. Rhodes (JHU/APL), MESSENGER and the chemistry of Mercury's surface, Space Science Reviews, 131, 85-104, 2007.

  • Zuber, M. T. (MIT), O. Aharonson (Caltech), J. M. Aurnou (UCLA), A. F. Cheng (JHU/APL), S. A. Hauck, II (Case Western Reserve Univ.), M. H. Heimpel (Univ. Alberta), G. A. Neumann (GSFC), S. J. Peale (Univ. California, Santa Barbara), R. J. Phillips (Washington Univ.), D. E. Smith (GSFC), S. C. Solomon (CIW), and S. Stanley (Univ. Toronto), The geophysics of Mercury: Current status and anticipated insights from the MESSENGER mission, Space Science Reviews, 131, 105-132, 2007.

  • Slavin, J. A. (GSFC), S. M. Krimigis (JHU/APL), M. H. Acuña (GSFC), B. J. Anderson (JHU/APL), D. N. Baker (Univ. Colorado), P. L. Koehn (Eastern Michigan Univ.), H. Korth, S. Livi, B. H. Mauk (all at JHU/APL), S. C. Solomon (CIW), and T. H. Zurbuchen (Univ. Michigan), MESSENGER: Exploring Mercury's magnetosphere, Space Science Reviews, 131, 133-160, 2007.

  • Domingue, D. L. (JHU/APL), P. L. Koehn (Eastern Michigan Univ.), R. M. Killen (Univ. Maryland), A. L. Sprague (Univ. Arizona), M. Sarantos (Univ. Maryland), A. F. Cheng (JHU/APL), E. T. Bradley, and W. E. McClintock (both at Univ. Colorado), Mercury's atmosphere: A surface-bounded exosphere, Space Science Reviews, 131, 161-186, 2007.

  • Leary, J. C., R. F. Conde, G. Dakermanji, C. S. Engelbrecht, C. J. Ercol, K. B. Fielhauer, D. G. Grant, T. J. Hartka, T. A. Hill, S. E. Jaskulek, M. A. Mirantes, L. E. Mosher, M. V. Paul, D. F. Persons, E. H. Rodberg, D. K. Srinivasan, R. M. Vaughan (all at JHU/APL), and S. R. Wiley (Aerojet), The MESSENGER spacecraft, Space Science Reviews, 131, 187-217, 2007.

  • McAdams, J. V., R. W. Farquhar (both at JHU/APL), A. H. Taylor, and B. G. Williams (both at KinetX), MESSENGER mission design and navigation, Space Science Reviews, 131, 219-246, 2007.

  • Hawkins, S. E., III, J. D. Boldt, E. H. Darlington (all at JHU/APL), R. Espiritu (ACT), R. E. Gold, B. Gotwols, M. P. Grey (both at JHU/APL), C. D. Hash (ACT), J. R. Hayes, S. E. Jaskulek, C. J. Kardian, Jr., M. R. Keller (all at JHU/APL), E. R. Malaret (ACT), S. L. Murchie, P. K. Murphy, K. Peacock, L. M. Prockter, R. A. Reiter (all at JHU/APL), M. S. Robinson (Arizona State Univ.), E. D. Schaefer, R. G. Shelton, R. E. Sterner, II, H. W. Taylor (all at JHU/APL), T. R. Watters (NASM), and B. D. Williams (JHU/APL), The Mercury Dual Imaging System on the MESSENGER spacecraft, Space Science Reviews, 131, 247-338, 2007.

  • Goldsten, J. O., E. A. Rhodes, (both at JHU/APL), W. V. Boynton (Univ. Arizona), W. C. Feldman, D. J. Lawrence (both at LANL), J. I. Trombka (GSFC), D. M. Smith (Univ. California, Santa Cruz), L. G. Evans (GSFC), J. White (Scientific and Engineering Solutions), N. W. Madden (LLNL), P. C. Berg (Univ. California, Berkeley), G. A. Murphy, R. S. Gurnee, K. Strohbehn, B. D. Williams, E. D. Schaefer, C. A. Monaco (all at JHU/APL), C. P. Cork, J. D. Eckels, W. O. Miller, M. T. Burks, L. B. Hagler, S. J. Deteresa, and M. C. Witte (all at LLNL), The MESSENGER Gamma-Ray and Neutron Spectrometer, Space Science Reviews, 131, 339-391, 2007.

  • Schlemm, C. E., II (JHU/APL), R. D. Starr (GSFC), G. C. Ho, K. E. Bechtold, S. A. Benedict, J. D. Boldt (all at JHU/APL), W. V. Boynton (Univ. Arizona), W. Bradley, M. E. Fraeman, R. E. Gold, J. O. Goldsten, J. R. Hayes, S. E. Jaskulek, E. Rossano, R. A. Rumpf, E. D. Schaefer, K. Strohbehn, R. G. Shelton, R. E. Thompson (all at JHU/APL), J. I. Trombka (GSFC), and B. D. Williams (JHU/APL), The X-Ray Spectrometer on the MESSENGER spacecraft, Space Science Reviews, 131, 393-415, 2007.

  • Anderson, B. J. (JHU/APL), M. H. Acuña (GSFC), D. A. Lohr (JHU/APL), J. Scheifele (GSFC), A. Raval, H. Korth (both at JHU/APL), and J. A. Slavin (GSFC), The Magnetometer instrument on MESSENGER, Space Science Reviews, 131, 417-450, 2007.

  • Cavanaugh, J. F., J. C. Smith, X. Sun, A. E. Bartels, L. Ramos-Izquierdo, D. J. Krebs, J. F. McGarry (all at GSFC), R. Trunzo (Swales), A. M. Novo-Gradac, J. L. Britt, J. Karsh, R. B. Katz (all at GSFC), A. T. Lukemire (Spacepower), R. Szymkiewicz (Orbital Sciences), D. L. Berry, J. P. Swinski, G. A. Neumann (all at GSFC), M. T. Zuber (MIT), and D. E. Smith (GSFC), The Mercury Laser Altimeter instrument for the MESSENGER mission, Space Science Reviews, 131, 451-480, 2007.

  • McClintock, W. E., and M. R. Lankton (both at Univ. Colorado), The Mercury Atmospheric and Surface Composition Spectrometer for the MESSENGER mission, Space Science Reviews, 131, 481-522, 2007.

  • Andrews, G. B. (JHU/APL), T. H. Zurbuchen (Univ. Michigan), B. H. Mauk, H. Malcom (both at JHU/APL), L. A. Fisk (Univ. Michigan), G. Gloeckler (Univ. Michigan and Univ. Maryland), G. C. Ho, J. S. Kelley (both at JHU/APL), P. L. Koehn (Univ. Michigan), T. W. LeFevere, S. S. Livi (both at JHU/APL), R. A. Lundgren, and J. M. Raines (both at Univ. Michigan), The Energetic Particle and Plasma Spectrometer instrument on the MESSENGER spacecraft, Space Science Reviews, 131, 523-556, 2007.

  • Srinivasan, D. K., M. E. Perry, K. B. Fielhauer (all at JHU/APL), D. E. Smith (GSFC), and M. T. Zuber (MIT), Application of the MESSENGER radio frequency subsystem to meet the mission radio science objectives, Space Science Reviews, 131, 557-571, 2007.

  • Holdridge, M. E., and A. B. Calloway (both at JHU/APL), Launch and early operations of the MESSENGER mission, Space Science Reviews, 131, 573-600, 2007.

  • Winters, H. L., D. L. Domingue, T. H. Choo, (all at JHU/APL), R. Espiritu, C. Hash, E. Malaret (all at ACT), A. A. Mick, J. P. Skura, and J. Steele (all at JHU/APL), The MESSENGER Science Operations Center, Space Science Reviews, 131, 601-623, 2007.

  • Boardsen, S. A., and J. A. Slavin (both at GSFC), Search for pick-up ion generated Na+ cyclotron waves at Mercury, Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L22106, doi:10.1029/2007GL031504, 2007.

  • Balogh, A. (ISSI), R. Grard (ESA), S. C. Solomon (CIW), R. Schulz (ESA), Y. Langevin (Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale), Y. Kasaba, and M. Fujimoto (both at JAXA), Missions to Mercury, Space Science Reviews, 132, 611-645, 2007.


  • Smith, D. E. (GSFC), M. T. Zuber (MIT), X. Sun, G. A. Neumann, J. F. Cavanaugh, J. F. McGarry, and T. W. Zagwodzki (all at GSFC), Two-way laser link over interplanetary distance, Science, 311, 53, 2006.

  • O'Shaughnessy, D. J., D. R. Haley, H. S. Shapiro, and R. M. Vaughan (all at JHU/APL), MESSENGER IMU interface timing issues and in-flight calibration results, 29th Annual Guidance and Control Conference, American Astronautical Society, paper AAS 06-086, 22 pp., Breckenridge, CO, February 4-8, 2006.  (Also published in Guidance and Control 2006, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, 125, 485-506, 2006.)

  • Vaughan, R. M., J. C. Leary, R. F. Conde, G. Dakermanji, C. J. Ercol, K. B. Fielhauer, D. G. Grant, T. J. Hartka, T. A. Hill, S. E. Jaskulek, J. V. McAdams, M. A. Mirantes, D. F. Persons, and D. K. Srinivasan (all at JHU/APL), Return to Mercury: The MESSENGER spacecraft and mission, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Aerospace Conference, IEEEAC paper 1562, 15 pp., Big Sky, MT, March 4-11, 2006.

  • Bruzzi, J. R., J. R. Jensen, K. B. Fielhauer, D. W. Royster, and D. K. Srinivasan (all at JHU/APL), Telemetry recovery and uplink commanding of a spacecraft prior to three-axis attitude stabilization, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Aerospace Conference, IEEEAC paper 1202, 10 pp., Big Sky, MT, March 4-11, 2006.

  • Peale, S. J. (Univ. California, Santa Barbara), The proximity of Mercury's spin to Cassini state 1 from adiabatic invariance, Icarus, 181, 338-347, 2006.

  • Dakermanji, G., J. Jenkins, and C. J. Ercol (all at JHU/APL), The MESSENGER spacecraft solar array design and early mission performance, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, Conference Record, 1, 1919-1922, Waikoloa, HI, May 7-12, 2006.

  • Zuber, M. T. (MIT), Seconds of data...years of trying, Photonics Spectra, 40 (5), pp. 56-62, May 2006.

  • Leary, J. C., R. W. Farquhar, M. E. Holdridge, R. E. Gold, D. G. Grant, C. C. Hall, J. V. McAdams, R. L. McNutt, Jr. (all at JHU/APL), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), MESSENGER operations and critical events, Proceedings of the 25th International Symposium on Space Technology and Science (Selected Papers), Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 1582-1587, 2006.

  • Ercol, C. J., G. Dakermanji, and B. Le (all at JHU/APL), The MESSENGER spacecraft power subsystem thermal design and early mission performance, 4th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AIAA-4144, 10 pp., San Diego, CA, June 26-29, 2006.

  • Wiley, S., K. Dommer (both at GenCorp Aerojet), C. Engelbrecht, and R. Vaughan (both at JHU/APL), MESSENGER propulsion system flight performance, 42nd Joint Propulsion Conference, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics/American Society of Mechanical Engineers/Society of Automotive Engineers/American Society for Engineering Education, paper AIAA 2006-4389, 14 pp., Sacramento, CA, July 9-12, 2006.

  • Dommer, K., and S. Wiley (both at GenCorp Aerojet), Systems engineering approach used in the development of the MESSENGER propulsion system, 42nd Joint Propulsion Conference, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics/American Society of Mechanical Engineers/Society of Automotive Engineers/American Society for Engineering Education, paper AIAA 2006-5216, 18 pp., Sacramento, CA, July 9-12, 2006.

  • McNutt, R. L., Jr. (JHU/APL), S. C. Solomon (CIW), R. E. Gold, J. C. Leary (both at JHU/APL), and the MESSENGER team, The MESSENGER mission to Mercury: Development history and early mission status, Advances in Space Research, 38, 564-571, 2006.

  • McAdams, J. V., D. W. Dunham, R. W. Farquhar (all at JHU/APL), A. H. Taylor, and B. G. Williams (both at KinetX), Trajectory design and maneuver strategy for the MESSENGER mission to Mercury, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 43, 1054-1064, 2006.

  • Cooper, S. B. (JHU/APL), From Mercury to Pluto: A common approach to mission timekeeping, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, 21 (10), pp. 18-23, 2006.


  • McAdams, J. V., D. W. Dunham, R. W. Farquhar (all at JHU/APL), A. H. Taylor, and B. G. Williams (both at KinetX, Inc.), Trajectory design and maneuver strategy for the MESSENGER mission to Mercury, 15th Space Flight Mechanics Conference, American Astronautical Society/American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AAS 05-173, 20 pp., Copper Mountain, CO, January 23-27, 2005. (Also published in Spaceflight Mechanics 2005, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, 120, Part II, 1185-1204, 2005.)

  • Miller, J. K. (KinetX, Inc.), Constrained parameter optimization by the method of explicit functions: Application to the MESSENGER mission, 15th Space Flight Mechanics Conference, American Astronautical Society/American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AAS 05-174, 13 pp., Copper Mountain, CO, January 23-27, 2005. (Also published in Spaceflight Mechanics 2005, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, 120, Part II, 1205-1217, 2005.)

  • McAdams, J. V. (JHU/APL), L. L. Burge, and J. Gill (both at Howard Univ.), An internet-based trajectory database for the MESSENGER mission to Mercury, 15th Space Flight Mechanics Conference, American Astronautical Society/American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AAS 05-175, 13 pp., Copper Mountain, CO, January 23-27, 2005. (Also published in Spaceflight Mechanics 2005, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, 120, Part II, 1219-1231, 2005.)

  • Williams, B., A. Taylor, E. Carranza, J. Miller, D. Stanbridge, B. Page, D. Cotter, L. Efron (all at KinetX, Inc.), R. Farquhar, J. McAdams, and D. Dunham (all at JHU/APL), Early navigation results for NASA's MESSENGER mission to Mercury, 15th Space Flight Mechanics Conference, American Astronautical Society/American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AAS 05-176, 18 pp., Copper Mountain, CO, January 23-27, 2005. (Also published in Spaceflight Mechanics 2005, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, 120, Part II, 1233-1250, 2005.)

  • Vaughan, R. M., D. J. O'Shaughnessy, H. S. Shapiro, G. D. Rogers, B. L. Kantsiper, D. R. Haley, and J. C. Bunn (all at JHU/APL), MESSENGER guidance and control system performance during initial operations, 28th Guidance and Control Conference, American Astronautical Society, paper AAS 05-083, 20 pp., Breckenridge, CO, February 4-8, 2005. (Also published in Guidance and Control 2005, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, 121, 467-486, 2005.)

  • Srinivasan, D. K., R. M. Vaughan, R. E. Wallis, M. A. Mirantes, T. A. Hill, S. Cheng, J. R. Bruzzi, and K. B. Fielhauer (all at JHU/APL), Implementation of an X-band phased-array subsystem in a deep space mission, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Aerospace Conference, IEEEAC paper 1067, 11 pp., Big Sky, MT, March 5-12, 2005.

  • Srinivasan, D. K., R. E. Wallis, D. W. Royster, J. R. Bruzzi, P. M. Malouf, and K. B. Fielhauer (all at JHU/APL), Spacecraft-level testing and verification of an X-band phased array, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Aerospace Conference, IEEEAC paper 1059, 9 pp., Big Sky, MT, March 5-12, 2005.

  • Krebs, D. J., A.-M. Novo-Gradac, S. X. Li, S. J. Lindauer, R. S. Afzal, and A. W. Yu (all at GSFC), Compact, passively Q-switched Nd:YAG laser for the MESSENGER mission to Mercury, Applied Optics, 44, 1715-1718, 2005.

  • Ramos-Izquierdo, L., V. S. Scott III, S. Schmidt, J. Britt, W. Mamakos, R. Trunzo, J. Cavanaugh, and R. Miller (all at GSFC), Optical system design and integration of the Mercury Laser Altimeter, Applied Optics, 44, 1748-1760, 2005.

  • Dakermanji, G., C. Person, J. Jenkins, L. Kennedy, and D. Temkin (all at JHU/APL), The MESSENGER spacecraft power system design and early mission performance, Proceedings of the 7th European Space Power Conference, Special Publication SP-589, European Space Agency, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, CD-ROM, May 2005.

  • Solomon, S. C. (CIW), The Director's report: Investigation, research, and discovery, Year Book 03/04, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, DC, pp. 60-66, 2005.

  • Stanley, S. (MIT), J. Bloxham (Harvard Univ.), W. E. Hutchison, and M. T. Zuber (both at MIT), Thin shell dynamo models consistent with Mercury's weak observed magnetic field, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 234, 27-38, 2005.

  • Malouf, P. M., and R. E. Wallis (both at JHU/APL), The medium-gain antenna of the MESSENGER spacecraft, Microwave Journal, 48 (10), 110-114, October 2005.

  • McNutt, R. L., Jr., R. E. Gold (both at JHU/APL), S. C. Solomon (CIW), J. C. Leary, and D. G. Grant (both at JHU/APL), MESSENGER: A Discovery mission to Mercury, in Proceedings of the 6th International Academy of Astronautics International Conference on Low-Cost Planetary Missions, 6th ICLCPM Secretary Office, Sagamihara, Japan, pp. 71-77, 2005.

  • Vaughan, R. M., D. J. O'Shaughnessy, H. S. Shapiro, and D. R. Haley (all at JHU/APL), The MESSENGER spacecraft guidance and control system, NASA 2005 Flight Mechanics Symposium, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 15 pp., October 18-20, 2005.

  • Peale, S. J. (Univ. Calif., Santa Barbara), The free precession and libration of Mercury, Icarus, 178, 4-18, 2005.


  • Slavin, J. A. (GSFC), Mercury's magnetosphere, Advances in Space Research, 33, 1859-1874, 2004.

  • Zurbuchen, T. H., P. Koehn, L. A. Fisk, T. Gombosi, G. Gloeckler (all at Univ. Michigan), and K. Kabin (Univ. Alberta), On the space environment of Mercury, Advances in Space Research, 33, 1884-1889, 2004.

  • McNutt, R. L., Jr. (JHU/APL), S. C. Solomon (CIW), R. Grard, M. Novara (both at ESA/ESTEC), and T. Mukai (ISAS), An international program for Mercury exploration: Synergy of MESSENGER and BepiColombo, Advances in Space Research, 33, 2126-2132, 2004.

  • Aharonson, O. (Caltech), M. T. Zuber (MIT), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), Crustal remanence in an internally magnetized non-uniform shell: A possible source for Mercury's magnetic field?, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 218, 261-268, 2004.

  • Bokulic, R. S., K. B. Fielhauer, R. E. Wallis, S. Cheng, M. L. Edwards, R. K. Stilwell, J. E. Penn, J. R. Bruzzi, and P. M. Malouf (all at JHU/APL), MESSENGER mission: First electronically steered antenna for deep space communications, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Aerospace Conference, IEEAC paper 1370, 10 pp., CD-ROM 4-1503, Big Sky, MT, March 6-13, 2004.

  • Hauck, S. A., II (Case Western Reserve Univ.), A. J. Dombard, R. J. Phillips (both at Washington Univ.), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), Internal and tectonic evolution of Mercury, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 222, 713-728, 2004.

  • Sun, X., J. F. Cavanaugh, J. C. Smith, and A. E. Bartels (all at GSFC), Mercury Laser Altimeter instrument design, testing, and performance verification, Proceedings of the 22nd International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC 2004), Special Publication SP-561, pp. 961-964, European Space Agency, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 2004.

  • Domingue, D., MESSENGER - Extreme exploration, Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin, no. 99, pp. 2-5, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Universities Space Research Association, Houston, TX., August 2004.

  • Wallis, R. E., J. R. Bruzzi, and P. M. Malouf (all at JHU/APL), Testing of the MESSENGER spacecraft phased-array antenna, Antenna Measurements Techniques Association 26th Annual Meeting and Symposium, pp 331-336, October 2004. (Article reprinted in IEEE Antennas & Propagation, 47 (1), February 2005.)

  • Krupiarz, C., B. K. Heggestad (both of JHU/APL), and R. D. Carper (Space Data Systems), Flying CFDP on MESSENGER, International Telemetering Conference 2004, paper 04-14-02, 8 pp., San Diego, CA, October 18-21, 2004.

  • Burks, M., C. P. Cork, D. Eckels, E. Hull, N. W. Madden, W. Miller (all at LLNL), J. Goldsten, E. Rhodes, and B. Williams (all at JHU/APL), Thermal design and performance of the gamma-ray spectrometer for the MESSENGER spacecraft, Proceedings of the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, 2004, edited by J. A. Seibert, vol. 1, pp. 390-394, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Piscataway, NJ, 2004.


  • McAdams, J. V. (JHU/APL), MESSENGER Mercury orbit trajectory design, 13th Space Flight Mechanics Conference, American Astronautical Society/American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AAS 03-209, 19 pp., Ponce, Puerto Rico, February 9-13, 2003.  (Also published in Spaceflight Mechanics 2003, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, 114, part III, 1549-1567, 2003.)

  • O'Shaughnessy, D. J., and R. M. Vaughan (both at JHU/APL), MESSENGER spacecraft pointing options, 13th Space Flight Mechanics Conference, American Astronautical Society/American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AAS-03-149, 20 pp., Ponce, Puerto Rico, February 9-13, 2003. (Also published in Spaceflight Mechanics 2003, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, 114, Part II, 747-766, 2003.)

  • Krupiarz, C. (JHU/APL), CCSDS File Delivery Protocol (CFDP)-Part 2: Implementers Guide, Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS), CCSDS 720.2-G-1.1, Green Book, Issue 1.1, 6 pp., April 2003.

  • Stilwell, R. K., R. E. Wallis, and M. L. Edwards (all at JHU/APL), A circularly polarized, electrically scanned slotted waveguide array suitable for high temperature environments, Proceedings of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and United States National Committee/Canadian National Committee/International Union of Radio Science North American Radio Science Meeting, Columbus, OH, vol. 3, pp. 1030-1033, June 22-27, 2003.

  • Stratton, W. C., C. M. Frangos, J. J. Harrison, and D. B. Holland (all at JHU/APL), Reuse of the JPL CFDP software in the JHU/APL MESSENGER ground system, Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Reducing the Cost of Spacecraft Ground Systems and Operations (RCSGSO), paper 103-A0036, 8 pp., Pasadena, CA, July 8-12, 2003.

  • Hauck, T. F. (GSE Software), and J. V. Finnigan (JHU/APL), Use of the ground support equipment operating system (GSEOS) software on the MESSENGER mission: A case study, Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Reducing the Cost of Spacecraft Ground Systems and Operations (RCSGSO), paper 103-A0013, 8 pp., Pasadena, CA, July 8-12, 2003.

  • Heiligman, G. M., T. A. Hill, R. L. LeGrys, and S. P. Williams (all at JHU/APL), An incremental strategy for spacecraft flight software reuse, 1st International Conference on Space Mission Challenges for Information Technology (SMC-IT), 8 pp., Pasadena, CA, July 13-16, 2003

  • Wiley S., K. Dommer (both at GenCorp Aerojet), and L. Mosher (JHU/APL), Design and development of the MESSENGER propulsion system, 39th Joint Propulsion Conference, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics/Society of Automotive Engineers/American Society of Mechanical Engineers, paper AIAA-2003-5078, 20 pp., Huntsville, AL, July 21-24, 2003.

  • McAdams, J. V. (JHU/APL), MESSENGER mission overview and trajectory design, 2003 Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, American Astronautical Society/American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AAS 03-541, 20 pp., Big Sky, MT, August 3-7, 2003.  (Also published in Astrodynamics 2003, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, 116, part I, 643-662, 2004.)

  • Gold, R. E., R. L. McNutt, Jr. (both at JHU/APL), S. C. Solomon (CIW), and the MESSENGER Team, The MESSENGER science payload, Proceedings of the 5th International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) International Conference on Low-Cost Planetary Missions, Special Publication SP-542, edited by R. A. Harris, pp. 399-405, European Space Agency, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 2003.

  • Krupiarz, C. J., D. A. Artis, A. B. Calloway, C. M. Frangos, B. K. Heggestad, D. B. Holland, and W. C. Stratton (all at JHU/APL), File-based data processing on MESSENGER, Proceedings of the 5th International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) International Conference on Low-Cost Planetary Missions, Special Publication SP-542, edited by R. A. Harris, pp. 435-442, European Space Agency, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 2003. (Also published in Acta Astronautica, 59, 1071-1078, 2006.)

  • Weinhold, P. D., and D. F. Persons (both at JHU/APL), The development of high-temperature composite solar array substrate panels for the MESSENGER spacecraft, SAMPE (Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering) Journal, 39 (6), 6-17, 2003.

  • Solomon, S. C. (CIW), Mercury: The enigmatic innermost planet, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 216, 441-455, 2003.


  • Dakermanji, G., J. Jenkins, P. Schwartz, and L. Kennedy (all at JHU/APL), The MESSENGER spacecraft power system. Proceedings of the Sixth European Space Power Conference, Special Publication SP-502, pp. 121-128, European Space Agency, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 2002.

  • Chapman, C. R. (SWRI), Planetary exploration, Science Books and Films, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 38 (3), 391-394, May/June 2002.

  • Tam, W., S. Wiley, K. Dommer (all at Aerojet), L. Mosher, and D. Persons (both at JHU/APL), Design and manufacture of the MESSENGER propellant tank assembly, 38th Joint Propulsion Conference, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics/American Society of Mechanical Engineers/Society of Automotive Engineers/American Society for Engineering Education, paper AIAA 2002-4139, 17 pp., Indianapolis, IN, July 7-10, 2002.

  • Koehn, P. L., T. H. Zurbuchen, G. Gloeckler, R. A. Lundgren, and L. A. Fisk (all at Univ. Mich.), Measuring the plasma environment at Mercury: The Fast Imaging Plasma Spectrometer, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 37, 1173-1189, 2002.

  • Milkovich, S. M., J. W. Head (both at Brown Univ.), and L. Wilson (Lancaster Univ.), Identification of Mercurian volcanism: Resolution effects and implications for MESSENGER, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 37, 1209-1222, 2002.

  • Peale, S. J. (Univ. Calif./Santa Barbara), R. J. Phillips (Washington Univ.), S. C. Solomon (CIW), D. E. Smith (GSFC), and M. T. Zuber (MIT), A procedure for determining the nature of Mercury's core, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 37, 1269-1283, 2002.

  • Krupiarz, C. J., (JHU/APL), S. C. Burleigh (JPL), C. M. Frangos, B. K. Heggestad, D. B. Holland, K. M. Lyons, and W. C. Stratton (all at JHU/APL), The use of the CCSDS file delivery protocol on MESSENGER, Space Operations 2002 Conference, World Space Congress, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper T5-35, 8 pp., Houston, TX, October 9-12, 2002.

  • Gold, R. E. (JHU/APL), S. C. Solomon (CIW), R. L. McNutt, Jr., and A. G. Santo (both at JHU/APL), The MESSENGER spacecraft and payload, International Astronautical Congress, World Space Congress, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper IAC-02-Q.4.1.02, 9 pp., Houston, TX, October 10-19, 2002.

  • Santo, A. G., J. C. Leary, M. R. Peterson, R. K. Huebschman, M. E. Goss, R. L. McNutt Jr., R. E. Gold, R. W. Farquhar, J. V. McAdams, R. F. Conde, C. J. Ercol, S. E. Jaskulek, R. L. Nelson, B. A. Northrop, L. E. Mosher, R. M. Vaughan, D. A. Artis, R. S. Bokulic, R. C. Moore, G. Dakermanji, J. E. Jenkins, T. J. Hartka, D. F. Persons (all at JHU/APL), and S. C. Solomon (CIW), MESSENGER: The Discovery-class mission to orbit Mercury, International Astronautical Congress, World Space Congress, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper IAC-02-U.4.1.04, 11 pp., Houston, TX, October 10-19, 2002.

  • Nhan, E., S. Cheng, M. J. Jose, S. O. Fortney, and J. E. Penn (all at JHU/APL), Recent test results of a flight X-band solid-state power amplifier utilizing GaAs MESFET, HFET, and PHEMT technologies, Proceedings of the 2002 GaAs Reliability Workshop, 37-44, Monterey, CA, October 20, 2002.

  • Conde, R. F., J. W. Haber, R. W. Webbert, R. J. Redman, J. D. Mellert, J. F. Bogdanski, S. X. Ling (all at JHU/APL), and D. M. Hutcheson (BAE System), Benefits and lessons learned from the use of the compact PCI standard for spacecraft avionics, 21st Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), paper 9B5, 11 pp., Irvine, CA, October 27-31, 2002.

  • Le, B. Q., S. X. Ling, L. R. Kennedy, G. Dakermanji, and S. C. Laughery (all at JHU/APL), The MESSENGER power distribution unit packaging design, 21st Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), paper 9B3, 8 pp., Irvine, CA, October 27-31, 2002.

  • Ling, S. X., R. F. Conde, and B. Q. Le (all at JHU/APL), A light weight integrated electronics module (IEM) packaging design for the MESSENGER spacecraft, 21st Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), paper 9B4, 9 pp., Irvine, CA, October 27-31, 2002.

  • Moore, R. C. (JHU/APL), Safing and fault protection for a mission to Mercury, 21st Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), paper 9A4, 8 pp., Irvine, CA, October 27-31, 2002.


  • Yen, C. L. (JPL), New trajectory options for ballistic Mercury orbiter mission, 2001 Space Flight Mechanics Conference, American Astronautical Society/American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AAS 01-158, 8 pp., Santa Barbara, CA, February 11-15, 2001.  (Also published in Spaceflight Mechanics 2001, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, 108, Part II, 799-806, 2001.)

  • Wallis, R. E., and S. Cheng (both at JHU/APL), Solid-state phased-array antenna system for the MESSENGER deep space mission, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Aerospace Conference, Paper 2.0104, 9 pp., CD Track 2: Space Missions, Systems, and Architecture, Big Sky, MT, March 10-17, 2001.

  • Vaughan, R. M., D. R. Haley, D. J. O'Shaughnessy, and H. S. Shapiro (all at JHU/APL), Momentum management for the MESSENGER mission, Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, American Astronautical Society/American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AAS 01-380, 22 pp., Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, July 30 to August 2, 2001. (Also published in Astrodynamics 2001, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, 109, Part II, 1139-1158, 2002.)

  • McAdams, J. V., R. F. Farquhar (both at JHU/APL), and C. L. Yen (JPL), Improvements in trajectory optimization for MESSENGER: The first Mercury orbiter mission, Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, American Astronautical Society/American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AAS 01-458, 15 pp., Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, July 30 to August 2, 2001. (Also published in Astrodynamics 2001, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, 109, Part III, 2189-2203, 2002.)

  • Solomon, S. C. (CIW), R. L. McNutt, Jr. (JHU/APL), R. E. Gold (JHU/APL), M. H. Acuña (GSFC), D. N. Baker (Univ. Colo.), W. V. Boynton (Univ. Ariz.), C. R. Chapman (Southwest Research Institute), A. F. Cheng (JHU/APL), G. Gloeckler (Univ. Mich.), J. W. Head, III (Brown Univ.), S. M. Krimigis (JHU/APL), W. E. McClintock (Univ. Colo.), S. L. Murchie (JHU/APL), S. J. Peale (Univ. Calif./Santa Barbara), R. J. Phillips (Washington Univ.), M. S. Robinson (Northwestern Univ.), J. A. Slavin (GSFC), D. E. Smith (GSFC), R. G. Strom (Univ. Ariz.), J. I. Trombka (GSFC), and M. T. Zuber (MIT), The MESSENGER mission to Mercury: Scientific objectives and implementation, Planetary and Space Science, 49, 1445-1465, 2001.

  • Gold, R. E. (JHU/APL), S. C. Solomon (CIW), R. L. McNutt, Jr. (JHU/APL), A. G. Santo (JHU/APL), J. B. Abshire (GSFC), M. H. Acuña (GSFC), R. S. Afzal (GSFC), B. J. Anderson (JHU/APL), G. B. Andrews (JHU/APL), P. D. Bedini (Univ. Mich.), J. Cain (Univ. Mich.), A. F. Cheng (JHU/APL), L. G. Evans (GSFC), W. C. Feldman (LANL), R. B. Follas (GSFC), G. Gloeckler (Univ. Mich.), J. O. Goldsten (JHU/APL), S. E. Hawkins, III (JHU/APL), N. R. Izenberg (JHU/APL), S. E. Jaskulek (JHU/APL), E. A. Ketchum (GSFC), M. R. Lankton (Univ. Colo.), D. A. Lohr (JHU/APL), B. H. Mauk (JHU/APL), W. E. McClintock (Univ. Colo.), S. L. Murchie (JHU/APL), C. E. Schlemm, II (JHU/APL), D. E. Smith (GSFC), R. D. Starr (GSFC), and T. H. Zurbuchen (Univ. Mich.), The MESSENGER mission to Mercury: Scientific payload, Planetary and Space Science, 49, 1467-1479, 2001.

  • Santo, A. G. (JHU/APL), R. E. Gold (JHU/APL), R. L. McNutt, Jr. (JHU/APL), S. C. Solomon (CIW), C. J. Ercol (JHU/APL), R. W. Farquhar (JHU/APL), T. J. Hartka (JHU/APL), J. E. Jenkins (JHU/APL), J. V. McAdams (JHU/APL), L. E. Mosher (JHU/APL), D. F. Persons (JHU/APL), D. A. Artis (JHU/APL), R. S. Bokulic (JHU/APL), R. F. Conde (JHU/APL), G. Dakermanji (JHU/APL), M. E. Goss, Jr. (JHU/APL), D. R. Haley (JHU/APL), K. J. Heeres (JHU/APL), R. H. Maurer (JHU/APL), R. C. Moore (JHU/APL), E. H. Rodberg (JHU/APL), T. G. Stern (COI), S. R. Wiley (GenCorp Aerojet), B. G. Williams (JPL), C. L. Yen (JPL), and M. R. Peterson (JHU/APL), The MESSENGER mission to Mercury: Spacecraft and mission design, Planetary and Space Science, 49, 1481-1500, 2001.


  • Solomon, S. C. (CIW), Return to the iron planet, New Scientist, 165 (2223), 32-35, January 29, 2000.

  • Persons, D. F., L. E. Mosher, and T. J. Hartka (all at JHU/APL), The NEAR Shoemaker and MESSENGER spacecraft: Two approaches to structure and propulsion design, 41st Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AIAA-00-1406, 10 pp., Atlanta, GA, April 3-6, 2000.

  • Ercol, C. J., J. E. Jenkins, G. Dakermanji, A. G. Santo (all at JHU/APL), and L. S. Mason (NASA John H. Glenn Research Center), Prototype solar panel development and testing for a Mercury orbiter spacecraft, 35th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, paper AIAA-2000-2881, 11 pp., Las Vegas, NV, July 24-28, 2000.

  • Slavin, J. A. (GSFC), Mercury: Magnetosphere, in Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Institute of Physics Publishing, London, pp. 1705-1709, 2000.


  • Ercol, C. J., and A. G. Santo (both at JHU/APL), Determination of optimum thermal phase angles at Mercury perihelion for an orbiting spacecraft, 29th International Conference on Environmental Systems, Society of Automotive Engineers, Tech. Paper Ser., paper 1999-01-21123,10 pp., Denver, CO, July 21-25, 1999.

  • Peale, S. J. (Univ. Calif., Santa Barbara), The MESSENGER orbiter mission to Mercury, Minority University - Space Interdisciplinary Network (MU-SPIN) Ninth Annual Users' Conference, 10 pp., Miami, FL, September 21-24, 1999.  (Also published in Materials Presented at the MU-SPIN Ninth Annual Users' Conference, NASA/CP-2000-209970, pp. 137-145, 2000.)

  • McAdams, J. V. (JHU/APL), A resilient mission design for the MESSENGER 2004 Mercury orbiter, 50th International Astronautical Congress, paper IAA-99-IAA.11.2.06, 13 pp., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 4-8, 1999.


  • McAdams, J. V. (JHU/APL), J. L. Horsewood (Adasoft), and C. L. Yen (JPL), Discovery-class Mercury orbiter trajectory design for the 2005 launch opportunity, 1998 Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics/American Astronautical Society, paper AIAA-98-4283, pp. 109-115, Boston, MA, August 10-12, 1998.

  • Zurbuchen, T. H., G. Gloeckler, J. C. Cain, S. E. Lasley, and W. Shanks (all at Univ. Mich.), A low-weight plasma instrument to be used in the inner heliosphere, in Conference on Missions to the Sun II, edited by C. M. Korendyke, Proceedings of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 3442, 217-224, San Diego, CA, July 22-23, 1998.




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