Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


Time Magazine Names MESSENGER One of the Best Inventions of 2009

Posted: October 26, 2009

The MESSENGER spacecraft has been named one of Time magazine’s best 50 inventions of 2009. The NASA probe, built by the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., came in at number 11. Onboard MESSENGER is the AOSS/SPRL built instrument, FIPS (Fast Imaging Plasma Spectrometer) which is part of the Engergetic Particle and Plasma Spectrometer (EPPS). AOSS Faculty Thomas Zurbuchen is a Principal Investigator on the project.
For more information on FIPS, visit the The Solar and Heliospheric Research Group's MESSENGER/FIPS website.
For MESSENGER mission details, visit the MESSENGER Mission at JHUAPL.

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