[FPSPACE] MESSENGER executes last orbit-correction maneuver ahead of impact
David R. Woods
drwoods at stny.rr.com
Thu Apr 30 12:57:01 EDT 2015
MESSENGER mission controllers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied
Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., conducted the last of six
planned maneuvers on April 24 to raise the spacecraft's minimum altitude
sufficiently to extend orbital operations and further delay the probe's
inevitable impact onto Mercury's surface.
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