MESSENGER

Launch Details
Launched 2 August 2004
Flight ended 29 April 2015
Status Decayed
Destination Mercury Impact
Launch site Air Force Eastern Test Range, Florida, USA
Owner United States
NORAD ID 28391
COSPAR ID 2004-030A
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Timeline

2004 Aug 3 Launch from Cape Canaveral SLC-17B
2005 Aug 2 Gravity assist flyby of Earth
2006 Oct 24 Gravity assist flyby of Venus
2007 Jun 5 Gravity assist flyby of Venus
2008 Jan 14 Flyby of Mercury
2008 Oct 6 Flyby of Mercury
2009 Sep 29 Flyby of Mercury
2011 Mar 18 Insertion into orbit around Mercury
2015 Apr 30 Spacecraft destroyed on impact with Mercury

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73.26°W
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