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MESSENGER: Radio Science

March 27, 2014. An error has been corrected in the spherical harmonics shape model GTMES_12V02_SHA. See ERRATA.TXT for details.

March 7, 2014. MESSENGER Release 11 includes Radio Science raw (EDR) data acquired through September 17, 2013, and derived (RDR) products through April 21, 2013. See the ERRATA.TXT file in each data set's top-level directory for details about this release.

MESSENGER Radio Science data sets are produced by the Radio Science Team at NASA / Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland.

Radio Science Data Sets

Raw Data Products
Radio Science EDR - Experiment Data Records (raw data)
Derived Data Products
Radio Science RDR - Reduced Data Records (occultation and spherical harmonics data products)

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 Radio Science EDR Software Interface Specification (PDF, 146 KB)

The Radio Science Occultation Data Software Interface Specification (Text, 43 KB)

The Radio Science Spherical Harmonics ASCII Data Record (SHADR) Software Interface Specification (Text, 80 KB)

The Radio Science Spherical Harmonics Binary Data Record (SHBDR) Software Interface Specification (Text, 77 KB)


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