MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging (MESSENGER) is a NASA Discovery mission launched in August 2004. The primary objectives of MESSENGER are to study Mercury from orbit for a period of one Earth year. MESSENGER is equipped with an imaging system, x-ray, ultraviolet, energetic particle and plasma, gamma-ray and neutron spectrometers, laser altimeter, magnetometer and radio science experiments.
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The official site for the MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging mission. Includes details of mission and spacecraft design, team member profiles, news, and data.
MESSENGER Education and Public Outreach
Resources about the planet Mercury and about the MESSENGER mission for students and teachers.
Includes mission summary, press releases, multimedia, and timeline.
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