article image

MESSENGER's mission at Mercury

Dr Amanda Doyle, Feature writer
Mar 12, 2012, 0:00 UTC, Updated Sep 30, 2014, 10:51 UTC

Sen—The MErcury Surface, Space Environment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft was launched on Aug. 3 2004 and was inserted into Mercury’s orbit on March 18 2011. The mission was initially intended to last one Earth year, but two mission extensions meant that the craft stayed working until it crashed into Mercury on April 30 2015.


Log In or create a Sen account to post a comment