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First Results from the Mercury Laser Altimeter

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington2008-01-19

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On January 14, 2008, NASA MESSENGER spacecraft Mercury Laser Altimeter MLA became the first instrument to measure the distance between a spacecraft and the surface of Mercury.

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  • Title: First Results from the Mercury Laser Altimeter
  • Creator: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington
  • Date Created: 2008-01-19
  • Rights: JPL

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