MESSENGER extensively used gravity assist maneuvers at Earth, Venus, and Mercury to reduce the speed relative to Mercury, then used its large rocket engine to enter into an elliptical orbit around the planet.
The MESSENGER spacecraft was the first spacecraft to orbit Mercury. The name is a backronym for "MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Rangng"
Mariner 10 conducted seven experiments at Venus and Mercury. Six of these experiments had a dedicated scientific instrument to collect data
When Mariner 10 lifted off from Cape Canaveral on Nov. 3, 1973, very little was known about our neighbors in the solar system. Mariner 10 would only have quick flybys past Venus and Mercury, to be sure.
Today we will move one step close, and discuss about the probes which explored Mercury planet, starting with Mariner 10 space probe.
In today’s article, we will discuss the important experiments and findings form Parker Solar Probe mission.
The Parker Solar Probe uses repeated gravity assists at Venus to incrementally decrease its orbital perihelion to achieve the final altitude
Today we will explore another important spacecraft: The Parker Solar Probe. Before going into the details of Parker Solar Probe, let us first understand the need for studying the Sun
We will be discussing the important experiments and instruments onboard Helios-A and Helios-B.
Helios B was the second spacecraft launched to investigate solar processes as part of a cooperative project between the Federal Republic of Germany and the United States in which the former provided the spacecraft and the latter the launch vehicle.