Welcome to Luciano Iess's Homepage

On the left: the BepiColombo spacecraft, the MORE - Mercury Orbiter Radioscience Experiment - logo and team. BepiColombo is an ESA mission dedicated to the exploratcion of Mercury. Launch: 2014.

Interesting links and papers

Follow the links below for information on the missions where Prof. Iess and his staff of the Radio Science Laboratory participate:

Viewgraphs on Interplanetary Navigation:

Interesting articles:

Relativity in the Global Positioning System (N. Ashby)

The rotation of LAGEOS (Bertotti and Iess)

The escape of planetary atmospheres (Catling and Zahnle)

Colors of Mercury