MOI Animations

More MESSENGER news.

For the unknowing, MOI = Mercury Orbit Insertion.  Scheduled for March 18, 2011 at 0045 UTC.

These animations were posted by NASA / Johns Hopkins Advanced Physics Laboratory on the mission website.

The first one is simple, and shows the spacecraft from a 3rd person perspective...with an inset showing the trajectory.

The second one is also 3rd person, and shows detailed flight numbers.

Hope you, dear reader (if any) have a better experience waiting for the Quick Time movies to download and play.  I found it a bit choppy.
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