posted on Nov, 29 2013 @ 04:21 PM
reply to post by awakehuman
well the link is dead,, but,,,,,,
MESSENGER is now in a second extended mission, which is scheduled to conclude in March 2015. Dr. Sean C. Solomon, the Director of Columbia
University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, leads the mission as Principal Investigator. The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
built and operates the MESSENGER spacecraft and manages this Discovery-class mission for NASA.
so i assume it is still functioning???
Three of MESSENGER's instruments -- MDIS, the Mercury Atmospheric and Surface Composition Spectrometer, and the X-Ray Spectrometer -- will be trained
on the two comets and will collect as many observations as payload operational constraints will allow.
so where's the beef??
thought that this would apply here as well.
dont like too leave a "link" empty handed.