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Mertis, the Mercury Radiometer and Thermal Infrared Spectrometer (MERTIS) is an innovative instrument for studying the surface composition and mineralogy of planet MAGASCIENCE Mercury. BepiColombo will be launched in 2015toward Mercury to observe the Mercury planet from 2022 on. The MERTIS instrument design is based on a highly integrated and miniaturized concept, featuring low mass of only about 3kg and a sophisticated design developed by the DLR Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, Department Optical Information systems. MERTIS is an imaging spectrometer to determine the mineralogical composition of the Mercury´s surface. The operation concept principle is characterized by intermediate scanning of the planet surface and 3 different calibration targets – deep space and two on-board black body sources. The general instrument architecture comprises two separate parts - the Sensor Head including optics, detectors, shutter and proximity sensor electronics and the Electronics Unit containing the instrument control unit, power supply as well as calibration sources. The MERTIS development is done in close cooperation with scientific and industrial institutions, the Principle Investigator of the University Münster, the DLR Institute of Planetary Research - Berlin, Kayser Threde – Munich, Astrofeinwerktechnik – Berlin, the Polish Space Research Center - Warsaw and the Ingenieurbüro Ulmer – Frankfurt/Oder. ( Countdown to Pluto One of the fastest spacecraft ever built -- NASA's New Horizons -- is hurtling through the void at nearly one million miles per day. Launched in 2006, it has been in flight longer than some missions last, and it is nearing its destination: Pluto.



“We’re less than a year away,” says Alan Stern, of the Southwest Research Institute and the mission’s principal investigator. Closest approach is scheduled for July 2015 MAGASCIENCE when New Horizons flies only 10,000 km from Pluto, but the spacecraft will be busy long before that date. The first step, in January 2015, is an intensive campaign of photography by the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager or “LORRI.” This will help mission controllers pinpoint Pluto's location, which is uncertain by a few thousand kilometers. By late April 2015, the approaching spacecraft will be taking pictures of Pluto that surpass the best images from Hubble. By closest approach in July 2015, a whole new world will open up to the spacecraft’s cameras. If New Horizons flew over Earth at the same altitude, it could see individual buildings and their shapes. Stern is looking forward to one of the most exciting moments of the Space Age. (

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