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MESSENGER: MLA

Sept. 5, 2014. MESSENGER Release 12 includes MLA raw and calibrated data (EDR and CDR) acquired through March 17, 2014. See the ERRATA.TXT file in each data set's top-level directory for details about this release.

MLA is the Mercury Laser Altimeter instrument on MESSENGER. The data sets are produced by the MLA Science Team at the NASA / Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland.

MLA Data Sets

Raw Data Products
MLA EDR - Mercury Laser Altimeter Experiment Data Records
Derived Data Products
MLA CDR, RDR, and GDR - Mercury Laser Altimeter Calibrated Data Records, Reduced Data Records, and Gridded Data Records

Online Tools

Mercury Orbital Data Explorer - Provides search, display, and download  tools for this data set.
  Mercury Footprint Coverage Explorer - Part of the Mercury ODE, this page links to product coverage maps in Google Earth and other formats.
  MESSENGER QuickMap - This simple, interactive map interface used by the MESSENGER science team is now available to the public.

Related Information

The MLA EDR Software Interface Specification (PDF, 654 KB)

The MLA RDR Software Interface Specification (PDF, 431 KB)

The MLA EDR-to-CDR-to-RDR/GDR Processing Description (PDF, 168 KB)

The MLA Calibration Document (PDF, 2.2 MB)

 

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