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NASA prepares for EPOXI mission comet flyby

In one of its final mission trajectory correction maneuvers, the EPOXI mission spacecraft has refined its orbit, preparing it for the flyby of comet Hartley 2 on Nov. 4. The time of closest approach to the comet on that day ...

dateOct 28, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Eight days left in comet flyby countdown

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's EPOXI mission continues to close in on its target, comet Hartley 2, at a rate of 12.5 kilometers (7.8 miles) per second. On Nov. 4 at about 10:01 a.m. EDT (7:01 a.m. PDT) the spacecraft will make its ...

dateOct 27, 2010 in Space Exploration
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