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Manoeuvre targets MESSENGER for first Mercury encounter

Submit on Saturday, October 20th, 2007 05:16

The MESSENGER spacecraft delivered a critical deep-space manoeuvre — 250 million kilometers from Earth — successfully firing its large bi-propellant engine to change the probe’s trajectory and target it for its first flyby of Mercury on 14 January 2008.

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