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MESSENGER ARRIVES, Mercury Orbit Insertion
elakdawalla
post Mar 18 2011, 07:49 PM
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You got half right, Nick! wink.gif


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post Mar 18 2011, 08:57 PM
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The moon looks like an oddly colored earth-based view, Titan is clearly from Cassini. I will ignore the others, since that really wouldn't be fair.


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post Mar 18 2011, 09:13 PM
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The Mercury view is Mariner 10 - you can see the Caloris basin on the terminator.
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post Mar 18 2011, 11:13 PM
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Congrats to the Messenger team and their new in-house poet, Stu!
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post Mar 19 2011, 01:57 AM
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"The challenge for us uber-geeks is to know just from looking at them which spacecraft was responsible for each image. "

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post Mar 19 2011, 04:23 AM
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Mercury: Mariner 10; Moon, an Earth-based photographer (sorry, that was a trick one); the Galileans all from Galileo; Titan from Cassini; Triton from Voyager 2.

See http://planetimages.blogspot.com/2009/09/f...om-galileo.html
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http://www.lpod.org/coppermine/displayimag...m=37&pos=97


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post Mar 19 2011, 05:17 AM
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Successfully named orbs, but camera names - not...hopefully,a few more years of UMSF, PS and AmateurSpaceImages etc., should take good care of that!
Congrats to the MESSENGER team, looking forward to the images.


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post Mar 19 2011, 10:05 AM
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a few days old
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Good to know! I tried getting MESSENGER to work in Celestia with the spice kernels available from the PDS, but it keeps balking

same here there is some "odd" thing going on
i has been a few months but right now celestia thinks it is out by mars

right now i am thinkint to just skip the first 3 trips around and use only the CURRENT and forward
then fix it .
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@Volcanopele you can find good spice kernels on the NAIF FTP site in the PDS folder for use in Celestia, including the main mission period.

for those here that do not know that address
ftp://naif.jpl.nasa.gov/pub/naif/pds/data/

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post Mar 19 2011, 04:17 PM
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The Messenger site has updated the "Where is Messenger" page with seven new views, including the Messenger ground track. Check it out.

http://messenger.jhuapl.edu/whereis/index.php

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post Mar 19 2011, 05:32 PM
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Though I'm a little late to the thread, I'd like to congratulate everyone involved on a job well-done. smile.gif


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post Mar 20 2011, 09:31 AM
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huh.gif congrats to the messenger team..a job well done!
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post Mar 20 2011, 04:09 PM
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I can't load Greg's "where is Messenger" link. Maybe the site is taking a well-deserved weekend's rest along with the personnel?
In the temporary absence of photographic evidence of Messenger's arrival, we'll have to stave off our hunger by consuming a week's worth of sims.
Will try again Monday.
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post Mar 20 2011, 05:02 PM
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My eyes are getting thirsty for pics!! smile.gif
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post Mar 20 2011, 07:34 PM
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The link is fine on my end.
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post Mar 20 2011, 08:10 PM
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It isn't going to take pictures until March 29, so don't hold your breath.


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