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The MVM Imaging System And Its Spacecraft Interactions
Author(s): Fred E. Vescelus
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Paper Abstract

Early in November 1973, the Mariner Venus/Mercury spacecraft was launched from Complex 36B at Cape Kennedy on top of an Atlas /Centaur vehicle. It was the first dual-planet mission, the first spacecraft to explore Mercury, the first close-up television observation of Venus, and the first spacecraft to approach the Sun so closely. Along with two television cameras, six scientific instruments returned interplanetary and planetary data during Mariner's five-month primary mission.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1974
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0054, Effective Systems Integration and Optical Design I, (1 March 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.954234
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Fred E. Vescelus, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0054:
Effective Systems Integration and Optical Design I
Gary W. Wilkerson; Robert Poindexter, Editor(s)

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