Solicitation for participation in early instrument development and mission planning for a Mariner Venus-Mercury flyby mission

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Abstract

The Planetary Programs Office of NASA is soliciting proposals for participation by scientists in the early development of instruments and in mission planning for a Mariner Venus-Mercury flyby mission. It is planned that the trajectory to Mercury will swing the spacecraft by Venus, where a gravity assist will send it on to Mercury. The report of the Space Science Board, dated June 1968, recommends that this type of mission be performed in the 1973–1975 time period. Authorization for such a mission to take advantage of the 1973 opportunity has been requested in the Fiscal Year 1970 budget currently being reviewed by Congress.

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