The Messenger Mission to Mercury

  • D. L. Domingue
  • C. T. Russell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-2
  2. Sean C. Solomon, Ralph L. McNutt Jr., Robert E. Gold, Deborah L. Domingue
    Pages 3-39
  3. James W. Head, Clark R. Chapman, Deborah L. Domingue, S. Edward Hawkins III, William E. McClintock, Scott L. Murchie et al.
    Pages 41-84
  4. William V. Boynton, Ann L. Sprague, Sean C. Solomon, Richard D. Starr, Larry G. Evans, William C. Feldman et al.
    Pages 85-104
  5. Maria T. Zuber, Oded Aharonson, Jonathan M. Aurnou, Andrew F. Cheng, Steven A. Hauck II, Moritz H. Heimpel et al.
    Pages 105-132
  6. James A. Slavin, Stamatios M. Krimigis, Mario H. Acuña, Brian J. Anderson, Daniel N. Baker, Patrick L. Koehn et al.
    Pages 133-160
  7. Deborah L. Domingue, Patrick L. Koehn, Rosemary M. Killen, Ann L. Sprague, Menelaos Sarantos, Andrew F. Cheng et al.
    Pages 161-186
  8. James C. Leary, Richard F. Conde, George Dakermanji, Carl S. Engelbrecht, Carl J. Ercol, Karl B. Fielhauer et al.
    Pages 187-217
  9. James V. McAdams, Robert W. Farquhar, Anthony H. Taylor, Bobby G. Williams
    Pages 219-246
  10. S. Edward Hawkins III, John D. Boldt, Edward H. Darlington, Raymond Espiritu, Robert E. Gold, Bruce Gotwols et al.
    Pages 247-338
  11. John O. Goldsten, Edgar A. Rhodes, William V. Boynton, William C. Feldman, David J. Lawrence, Jacob I. Trombka et al.
    Pages 339-391
  12. Charles E. Schlemm II, Richard D. Starr, George C. Ho, Kathryn E. Bechtold, Sarah A. Hamilton, John D. Boldt et al.
    Pages 393-415
  13. Brian J. Anderson, Mario H. Acuna, David A. Lohr, John Scheifele, Asseem Raval, Haje Korth et al.
    Pages 417-450
  14. John F. Cavanaugh, James C. Smith, Xiaoli Sun, Arlin E. Bartels, Luis Ramos-Izquierdo, Danny J. Krebs et al.
    Pages 451-479
  15. G. Bruce Andrews, Thomas H. Zurbuchen, Barry H. Mauk, Horace Malcom, Lennard A. Fisk, George Gloeckler et al.
    Pages 523-556
  16. Dipak K. Srinivasan, Mark E. Perry, Karl B. Fielhauer, David E. Smith, Maria T. Zuber
    Pages 557-571
  17. Mark E. Holdridge, Andrew B. Calloway
    Pages 573-600
  18. Helene L. Winters, Deborah L. Domingue, Teck H. Choo, Raymond Espiritu, Christopher Hash, Erick Malaret et al.
    Pages 601-623
  19. Helene L. Winters, Deborah L. Domingue, Teck H. Choo, Raymond Espiritu, Christopher Hash, Erick Malaret et al.
    Pages 601-623

About this book


NASA’s MESSENGER mission, launched on 3 August, 2004 is the seventh mission in the Discovery series. MESSENGER encounters the planet Mercury four times, culminating with an insertion into orbit on 18 March 2011. It carries a comprehensive package of geophysical, geological, geochemical, and space environment experiments to complete the complex investigations of this solar-system end member, which begun with Mariner 10.

The articles in this book, written by the experts in each area of the MESSENGER mission, describe the mission, spacecraft, scientific objectives, and payload. The book is of interest to all potential users of the data returned by the MESSENGER mission, to those studying the nature of the planet Mercury, and by all those interested in the design and implementation of planetary exploration missions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • D. L. Domingue
    • 1
  • C. T. Russell
    • 2
  1. 1.Applied Physics LaboratoryThe Johns Hopkins UniversityLaurelUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Geophysics & Planetary PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-77211-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-77214-1
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