Orbits of MESSENGER and Venus Express

Orbits of MESSENGER and Venus Express
Orbits of MESSENGER and Venus Express On October 24, 2006, MESSENGER completed the first of two Venus flybys. At the time, Venus Express was also in orbit at Venus. This diagram is one frame of an animation available at the MESSENGER website showing the relative positions of the two spacecraft during the flyby. NASA / JHUAPL

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