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MESSENGER ARRIVES, Mercury Orbit Insertion
Astro0
post Mar 17 2011, 05:29 AM
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Less than 20 hours now until the MESSENGER spacecraft fires its engine to enter orbit at Mercury.

Live Webcast March 17th – broadcast starts at 0030 UTC.

Follow the progress: http://messenger.jhuapl.edu/mer_orbit.html.
There will be commentary on the mission, real-time coverage of the maneuver, animation of what the spacecraft is doing, a view of the carrier’s Doppler as they receive it, and live video from MESSENGER Mission Operations.

Remember that the Canberra DSN is providing two-way communication with MESSENGER smile.gif
We'll be using both DSS43 (70-metre) and DSS34 (34-metre) antennas.

Good luck to the team at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL).
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post Mar 30 2011, 05:46 PM
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There's a link to the teleconference on this page now:
http://www.nasa.gov/news/media/newsaudio/index.html
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- Astro0   MESSENGER ARRIVES   Mar 17 2011, 05:29 AM
- - nprev   Aim your dishes well, Astro0, and may no passing b...   Mar 17 2011, 06:19 AM
- - Explorer1   Mercury is a disk already in the 'where is MES...   Mar 17 2011, 06:39 AM
- - dmuller   7.9 billion kilometers just to get there. That mak...   Mar 17 2011, 12:15 PM
|- - B Bernatchez   QUOTE (dmuller @ Mar 17 2011, 07:15 AM) 7...   Mar 17 2011, 10:35 PM
- - Sunspot   I can't get "Mars" Orbit Insertion (...   Mar 17 2011, 02:25 PM
- - Decepticon   Is there a way to listen to MOI via my cell phone?...   Mar 17 2011, 07:24 PM
- - akuo   Is it so that there is no following of the MOI on ...   Mar 17 2011, 07:55 PM
- - Gsnorgathon   Since this mission's run by JHUAPL and not JPL...   Mar 17 2011, 10:24 PM
- - djellison   It's in Eyes on the Solar System as well - com...   Mar 17 2011, 11:36 PM
- - volcanopele   Good to know! I tried getting MESSENGER to wo...   Mar 17 2011, 11:37 PM
|- - MahFL   Hello everyone. Pretty exciting !   Mar 18 2011, 12:30 AM
- - ZLD   QUOTE It's in Eyes on the Solar System as well...   Mar 18 2011, 12:31 AM
- - MarkG   I like the Irish music in the background of some o...   Mar 18 2011, 12:43 AM
- - Explorer1   Start of burn confirmed, looking at Doppler.   Mar 18 2011, 12:56 AM
|- - pjam   Messenger is confirmed to be in orbit around Mercu...   Mar 18 2011, 01:59 AM
- - Bjorn Jonsson   "Thruster firing, everything looking just per...   Mar 18 2011, 12:57 AM
- - Astro0   Gotta say that I'm enjoying the JHU/APL broadc...   Mar 18 2011, 01:00 AM
- - DFinfrock   Emily has a great Twitter feed going, if you can...   Mar 18 2011, 01:04 AM
- - Hungry4info   MESSENGER is in orbit of Mercury now.   Mar 18 2011, 01:06 AM
- - Hungry4info   End of main burn, tweaking now. Edit: Lots of cla...   Mar 18 2011, 01:09 AM
- - belleraphon1   unmanned spacecraft in orbit.. firsts.. 1966 Luna...   Mar 18 2011, 01:59 AM
|- - Paolo   QUOTE (belleraphon1 @ Mar 18 2011, 02:59 ...   Mar 18 2011, 06:22 AM
- - belleraphon1   And... of course... Sputnik 1957 Earth... the sho...   Mar 18 2011, 02:14 AM
- - tasp   Was super busy all day today, and just now came to...   Mar 18 2011, 03:12 AM
- - NMRguy   At long last, MESSENGER enters orbit! Congrats...   Mar 18 2011, 03:54 AM
- - Explorer1   And Itokawa! (if it counts as 'orbiting...   Mar 18 2011, 06:27 AM
- - Paolo   Itokawa was too small. Hayabusa didn't do much...   Mar 18 2011, 07:19 AM
- - CAP-Team   Congrats! Great to hear that it worked! @...   Mar 18 2011, 07:45 AM
- - Stu   Fantastic news! And if you haven't seen it...   Mar 18 2011, 08:17 AM
|- - ngunn   QUOTE (Stu @ Mar 18 2011, 08:17 AM) Emily...   Mar 18 2011, 09:36 AM
- - craigmcg   Nice article in the NY Times http://www.nytimes.c...   Mar 18 2011, 08:57 AM
- - Stu   True, but we haven't got very good images of t...   Mar 18 2011, 09:57 AM
- - belleraphon1   unmanned spacecraft in orbit... how did I miss t...   Mar 18 2011, 11:38 AM
- - brellis   Emily's survey is great! I felt proud to r...   Mar 18 2011, 01:07 PM
|- - ElkGroveDan   QUOTE (brellis @ Mar 18 2011, 05:07 AM) l...   Mar 18 2011, 01:58 PM
- - Stu   RE: MESSENGER ARRIVES   Mar 18 2011, 01:59 PM
- - machi   Congratulation to the MESSENGER team! QUOTE...   Mar 18 2011, 02:11 PM
- - Stu   VERY proud that the MESSENGER team used a new poem...   Mar 18 2011, 02:43 PM
- - gndonald   Congratulations to NASA! I'm eagerly awai...   Mar 18 2011, 03:54 PM
- - elakdawalla   QUOTE (Stu @ Mar 18 2011, 12:17 AM) Fanta...   Mar 18 2011, 04:32 PM
|- - tedstryk   QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Mar 18 2011, 05:32 P...   Mar 18 2011, 04:59 PM
|- - nprev   QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Mar 18 2011, 09:32 A...   Mar 18 2011, 07:21 PM
- - nprev   Belated congrats after a long night of work to the...   Mar 18 2011, 06:14 PM
- - Drkskywxlt   I was in the studio audience last night and I want...   Mar 18 2011, 07:10 PM
|- - hendric   QUOTE (Drkskywxlt @ Mar 18 2011, 02:10 PM...   Mar 21 2011, 06:41 PM
|- - tedstryk   QUOTE (hendric @ Mar 21 2011, 06:41 PM) (...   Mar 22 2011, 09:59 AM
- - elakdawalla   You got half right, Nick!   Mar 18 2011, 07:49 PM
|- - tedstryk   The moon looks like an oddly colored earth-based v...   Mar 18 2011, 08:57 PM
|- - SFJCody   The Mercury view is Mariner 10 - you can see the C...   Mar 18 2011, 09:13 PM
- - Oersted   Congrats to the Messenger team and their new in-ho...   Mar 18 2011, 11:13 PM
- - brellis   "The challenge for us uber-geeks is to know j...   Mar 19 2011, 01:57 AM
- - elakdawalla   Mercury: Mariner 10; Moon, an Earth-based photogra...   Mar 19 2011, 04:23 AM
- - eoincampbell   Successfully named orbs, but camera names - not......   Mar 19 2011, 05:17 AM
- - JohnVV   a few days old I have been ill QUOTE Good to kno...   Mar 19 2011, 10:05 AM
- - Greg Hullender   The Messenger site has updated the "Where is ...   Mar 19 2011, 04:17 PM
|- - tanjent   I can't load Greg's "where is Messeng...   Mar 20 2011, 04:09 PM
|- - Greg Hullender   QUOTE (tanjent @ Mar 20 2011, 08:09 AM) I...   Mar 21 2011, 04:13 AM
- - J.J.   Though I'm a little late to the thread, I...   Mar 19 2011, 05:32 PM
- - Julius   congrats to the messenger team..a job well done...   Mar 20 2011, 09:31 AM
- - brellis   My eyes are getting thirsty for pics!!   Mar 20 2011, 05:02 PM
|- - tedstryk   It isn't going to take pictures until March 29...   Mar 20 2011, 08:10 PM
- - Explorer1   The link is fine on my end.   Mar 20 2011, 07:34 PM
- - Stu   Really wanted to get this pic to mark MESSENGER...   Mar 25 2011, 08:52 PM
|- - bkellysky   Nice shot! It's good to get a wide-angle v...   Mar 25 2011, 10:51 PM
- - Stu   Thanks Even wider angle shot... http://twitpic...   Mar 25 2011, 11:00 PM
- - bkellysky   *Sigh* That's wonderful! My photos were ta...   Mar 25 2011, 11:44 PM
- - Holder of the Two Leashes   Everything seems to be going okay so far. Spacefl...   Mar 26 2011, 08:17 PM
- - Greg Hullender   First pics tomorrow. Will anyone attend the press ...   Mar 29 2011, 04:17 AM
- - Astro0   It's a 'teleconference' so any media o...   Mar 29 2011, 04:28 AM
- - nprev   IIRC, some of the first images will be of a previo...   Mar 29 2011, 04:32 AM
- - elakdawalla   I *think* Louise said south pole. It's gonna ...   Mar 29 2011, 04:35 AM
|- - Anders   QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Mar 29 2011, 06:35 A...   Mar 29 2011, 09:42 AM
|- - MahFL   QUOTE (Anders @ Mar 29 2011, 10:42 AM) I ...   Mar 29 2011, 01:13 PM
- - nprev   Well, not a 'great' question, but what is ...   Mar 29 2011, 04:40 AM
|- - ugordan   South pole it is. http://messenger.jhuapl.edu/gal...   Mar 29 2011, 07:51 AM
- - Holder of the Two Leashes   "Finnegan told Spaceflight Now the spacecraft...   Mar 29 2011, 01:59 PM
|- - Anders   QUOTE (Holder of the Two Leashes @ Mar 29 201...   Mar 29 2011, 04:30 PM
|- - ugordan   QUOTE (Holder of the Two Leashes @ Mar 29 201...   Mar 29 2011, 05:20 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Twelve hours period, with a major data downlink ev...   Mar 29 2011, 04:41 PM
|- - Anders   QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Mar 29 2011, 06:41 P...   Mar 29 2011, 09:29 PM
- - Hungry4info   From here   Mar 29 2011, 08:21 PM
- - charborob   Messenger took 363 images after that first one. Mo...   Mar 29 2011, 08:26 PM
- - Bjorn Jonsson   The image is centered at approximately 15°E and 55...   Mar 29 2011, 08:50 PM
|- - ugordan   Looks good, nice to see the WAC behaving as if not...   Mar 29 2011, 09:00 PM
- - volcanopele   Here is the image laid on top of the released foot...   Mar 29 2011, 09:23 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Very rough fit of the image to a colorized version...   Mar 29 2011, 09:39 PM
- - brellis   I read an article saying thrusters have to be fire...   Mar 30 2011, 03:56 AM
|- - Hungry4info   QUOTE (brellis @ Mar 29 2011, 09:56 PM) W...   Mar 30 2011, 04:44 AM
- - eoincampbell   It really is astounding science, all hail MESSENGE...   Mar 30 2011, 04:04 AM
- - HughFromAlice   What a great achievement!!! First hi...   Mar 30 2011, 05:01 AM
- - Explorer1   There's a link to the teleconference on this p...   Mar 30 2011, 05:46 PM
- - Hungry4info   Several new images have appeared here. As for qu...   Mar 30 2011, 06:00 PM
- - elakdawalla   No raw images for this mission, but their first de...   Mar 30 2011, 06:32 PM
- - nprev   First color image released: http://messenger.jhua...   Mar 31 2011, 05:05 AM
|- - Drkskywxlt   QUOTE (nprev @ Mar 31 2011, 01:05 AM) Hop...   Mar 31 2011, 01:40 PM
|- - tedstryk   It is what you might see if your eyes were properl...   Mar 31 2011, 01:42 PM
- - ZLD   I've actually been wondering, are the filters ...   Mar 31 2011, 06:45 AM
- - djellison   I see no reason why the chart would be wrong. The...   Mar 31 2011, 01:33 PM
- - Phil Stooke   New pic! Phil http://messenger.jhuapl.edu/...   Mar 31 2011, 04:49 PM
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