Comets And Deep Impact MIssions


Deep Impact Missions

Deep Impact Missions last up to 6 years beginning to end. Planning the design for the mission took place from November,1999 through May,2001

What About It?

Impact phase began nominally on June 29, five days before impact. The impactor(the guy that instructs them) successfully separated from the flyby spacecraft at 6:00 (6:07 Ground UTC) July 3rd.The term "comet" comes from the Greek "kometes" meaning long hair, referring to the tail.It takes 7 1/2 minutes for the flyby spacecraft signal to reach Earth. Once the mission is within its last hour, there is no time for the team on Earth to communicate effectively with the twin spacecraft. That is one of the reasons auto navigation systems are being built into the flight plan.

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3,2,1 Blast off

Following its launch on January 12, 2005, the Deep Impact spacecraft traveled 429 million kilometers (267 million mi) in 174 days to reach comet 9P/Tempel at a cruising speed of 28 hundred mph.

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First Images of Comet Hartley 2 From Deep Impact (EPOXI) Nov 4th, 2010.
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