PDS Data Products

Data Set ID : MESS-E/V/H-SPICE-6-V1.0
Release : 0009
Data Set Name : MESSENGER SPICE KERNELS V1.0
Description : This release contains the complete set of the MESSENGER SPICE Kernels for the Launch, Earth Cruise, Earth Flyby, Venus 1 Cruise, Venus 1 Flyby, Venus 2 Cruise, and Venus 2 Flyby phases of the mission (2004-08-03 to 2007-06-20).This release contains the complete set of the MESSENGER SPICE Kernels for the Venus 2 Flyby and Mercury 1 Flyby phases of the mission (2007-06-20 to 2008-01-28). It also contains corrected spacecraft orientation CK files for the earlier phases of the mission.This release contains the complete set of the MESSENGER SPICE Kernels for the Mercury 2 cruise and Mercury 2 Flyby phases of the mission (2008-01-29 to 2008-10-20). It also contains corrected spacecraft orientation CK files for the earlier phases of the mission.This release contains the complete set of the MESSENGER SPICE Kernels for the Mercury 3 cruise and Mercury 3 Flyby phases of the mission (2008-10-21 to 2009-10-14) and one week past that (through 2009-10-21) into Mercury 4 Cruise, since two of the instrument teams requested it. It also contains corrected spacecraft orientation CK files for the earlier phases of the mission.This release contains the complete set of the MESSENGER SPICE Kernels for the Mercury 4 cruise and Mercury Orbital Insertion phases of the mission (2009-10-15 to 2011-05-17).This release contains the complete set of the MESSENGER SPICE Kernels for the Mercury Orbital Operations phase of the mission since 18 May 2011 (2011-05-18 - 2011-09-17).This release contains the complete set of the MESSENGER SPICE Kernels for the Mercury Orbital Operations phase of the mission since 18 Sep 2011 (2011-09-18 - 2012-03-17) and the first eight days of the Mercury Orbital Operations Year 2 extended mission (2012-03-18 - 2012-03-25).This release contains the complete set of the MESSENGER SPICE Kernels for the Mercury Orbital Operations Year 2 phase of the mission since 26 Mar 2012 (2012-03-26 - 2012-09-17).