Jan van Casteren

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Bringing a spacecraft into Mercury orbit is the biggest challenge because of the thermal environment. It has temperatures on the outside that reach 400 degrees centigrade and that requires new technology for all the materials that are used on the outside of the spacecraft to sustain the heat.
Jan 18 2011
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