Science working groups

The Working Groups are focused forums for the discussion and development of scientific and technical ideas related to the different disciplines which the ESA/JAXA Mercury mission will investigate. Each Working Group has a chairperson responsible for curating the discussion and activities of the group. 
 
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Surface &
Composition

 

Hermean
Environment

 

DataHandling & Archiving

Determination of the topographic, physical, chemical and minera- logical properties of the surface.

  Examine surface-exo/magnetosphere interactions, & those between the planet & interplanetary medium.   Examine surface-exo/magnetosphere interactions, & those between the planet & interplanetary medium.

  SCWG  

 

HEWG

 

DHAWG

               

Geodesy &
Geophysics

 

Ground Based Observation

 

Calibration &
Pointing

Seeking a better understanding of the planet Mercury, its formation and that of our Solar System.   Providing limited but valuable data from Earth-bound telescopes in support of our understanding of Mercury.   Working towards coordinated and optimised operations scenarios for pre- and nominal mission calibrations.

GGWG

 

GBOWG

 

CWG

               

Venus flyby

 

Mercury flyby

 

Earth flyby

Seeking a better understanding of the planet Venus   First results from Mercury.   Working towards good instrument calibrations by looking at Earth and the moon.

VENUS-flyby

 

MERCURY-flyby

 

EARTH-flyby