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Mariner 10

Mariner 10

Date: 22 November 2011
Satellite: Mariner 10
Copyright: NASA

Artists' impression of the Mariner 10 mission. The first mission to perform a gravity assist, it used a flyby of the planet Venus in order to decrease its perihelion. This would allow the spacecraft to meet Mercury on three occasions in 1974 and 1975.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
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