The MESSENGER MLA raw observations consist of laser ranges and instrument data collected by the MLA instrument during fly-by and orbital operations of Mercury. Also included are observations of Earth and Venus for calibration purposes.

Citation G. A. Neumann (GSFC), MLA raw (EDR) DATA E/V/H V1.0, NASA Planetary Data System, 2007.
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Data Set Abstract Abstract ======== This data set consists of the MESSENGER Mercury Laser Altimeter (MLA) uncalibrated observations, also known as Experiment Data Records, or EDRs. The MLA is a solid-state pulsed laser that measures the distance between the spacecraft and the surface of Mercury. There are three EDR data products, MLASCIENCERAW, MLASTATUS, and MLAHDIAGNOSTIC, including the laser ranges, instrument status, and hardware diagnostic information.
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    Additional Information
    Mission Information MESSENGER
    Data Set Information MESS-E/V/H-MLA-2-EDR-RAWDATA-V1.0
    Instrument Host Information MESS
    Instrument Information MLA
    Target Information CALIBRATION