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post Jan 2 2006, 07:48 PM
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Trying to give an overview of missions to Asteroids & comets … huh.gif

Giotto
( 2 July 1985 to comet HALLEY in 1986 and to comet Grigg-Skjellerup in 1992 )

NEAR Shoemaeker
( 17 February 1996 to asteroid 433 Eros in February 2001 )

Deep Space 1
( 15 October 1998 to comet BORELLY in September 2001 )

StarDust
( 07 February 1999 to comet WILD-2 in January 2004 )

Contour
( July 2002 to comet ENCKE … mission failure )

Deep Impact
( 12 January 2005 to comet TEMPLE-1 in July 2005 )

Which missions did I forget ? rolleyes.gif
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post Feb 24 2019, 11:50 AM
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Comet Interceptor is a mission proposal on a shortlist of six for ESA's F-class mission call. The mission would target a dynamically new comet from the Oort Cloud, or an interstellar object. ESA is expected to select the F-class mission in July 2019. Launch would be with ESA's Ariel exoplanet observatory in 2028.

Comet Interceptor would wait at Sun-Earth L2 until a suitable target is found inbound by survey observatories such as LSST. The primary spacecraft would deploy subspacecraft for the comet encounter, providing multi-point in situ measurements of the environment near the comet, as well as different remote sensing viewpoints of the nucleus and coma.

The mission's website is here, where the team are inviting registration of support for the proposal:
http://www.cometinterceptor.space/

The Twitter handle is @cometintercept
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- PhilCo126   Unmanned Exploration Of Comets & Asteroids   Jan 2 2006, 07:48 PM
- - djellison   'Five spacecraft were sent to examine Halley’s...   Jan 2 2006, 08:05 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Galileo to Gaspra and Ida, NEAR to Mathilde, DS1 t...   Jan 2 2006, 08:23 PM
|- - tedstryk   ICE to Comet Giacobini-Zinner, 1985.   Jan 2 2006, 08:30 PM
|- - Bob Shaw   Er... ...Hayabusa, anyone? D'oh! Bob Sha...   Jan 2 2006, 08:47 PM
- - Phil Stooke   D'oh is right! Could add Cassini's di...   Jan 3 2006, 01:58 AM
|- - Bob Shaw   QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Jan 3 2006, 02:58 AM)D...   Jan 3 2006, 02:05 AM
|- - ljk4-1   Does the manned mission of Challenger 2 (which loo...   Jan 3 2006, 02:11 AM
- - nprev   I don't suppose you'd care to count all th...   Jan 3 2006, 05:58 AM
- - ynyralmaen   QUOTE (PhilCo126 @ Jan 2 2006, 09:48 PM)Tryin...   Jan 3 2006, 01:16 PM
- - elakdawalla   Here's my list (which is currently posted on t...   Jan 3 2006, 04:16 PM
|- - ljk4-1   Soviet scientists considered an option to send the...   Jan 3 2006, 04:32 PM
|- - ynyralmaen   QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Jan 3 2006, 06:16 PM)Her...   Jan 5 2006, 09:42 AM
- - SigurRosFan   Phil, take a look at my compilation. http://www.u...   Jan 3 2006, 07:04 PM
- - PhilCo126   Emily & Nico Thanks for pointing those links o...   Jan 3 2006, 08:43 PM
- - djellison   How about 'dedicated close encounters' and...   Jan 5 2006, 10:01 AM
|- - ljk4-1   Earth flew through the tail of Comet Halley in 191...   Jan 5 2006, 02:19 PM
|- - tty   QUOTE (ljk4-1 @ Jan 5 2006, 04:19 PM)Ear...   Jan 5 2006, 07:03 PM
- - djellison   But the earth is hardly 'unmanned' Doug   Jan 5 2006, 07:33 PM
|- - ljk4-1   QUOTE (djellison @ Jan 5 2006, 02:33 PM)But t...   Jan 5 2006, 08:19 PM
|- - ljk4-1   Five years ago on February 12, 2001, the NEAR-Shoe...   Feb 13 2006, 04:11 PM
- - ljk4-1   Radioisotope Electric Propulsion: Enabling the De...   Mar 20 2006, 09:31 PM
- - machi   I cannot found better topic than this one so I apo...   Oct 20 2014, 11:40 PM
- - eoincampbell   machi, by your topic re-ignition you help to keep ...   Oct 21 2014, 12:25 AM
- - Explorer1   https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-spa...ites...   Feb 2 2016, 09:55 PM
- - bobik   Day of decision is coming! "During ESA’s ...   Nov 16 2016, 07:50 AM
- - bobik   "Insiders say [AIM] missed their target sum b...   Dec 3 2016, 03:36 PM
- - Explorer1   Darn, so close! Hopefully the DART component w...   Dec 3 2016, 04:04 PM
- - Habukaz   Wörner said a few days ago (9 Dec) that he is tryi...   Dec 13 2016, 08:48 AM
- - Paolo   there was an article about AIM in this week's ...   Dec 13 2016, 05:42 PM
- - Explorer1   Looks like DART is still going ahead (preliminary ...   Jul 2 2017, 06:59 AM
|- - bobik   QUOTE (Explorer1 @ Jul 2 2017, 06:59 AM) ...   Jul 2 2017, 01:58 PM
- - Paolo   last I heard, ESA was studying an AIMlight mission...   Jul 2 2017, 08:10 AM
- - Paolo   main-belt asteroids resolved by the VLT telescope....   Dec 4 2017, 04:44 PM
|- - Explorer1   QUOTE (Paolo @ Dec 4 2017, 11:44 AM) main...   Dec 4 2017, 06:16 PM
- - bobik   AIM is now called Hera.   Feb 22 2018, 06:51 PM
- - Explorer1   A very detailed summary, but note a slight error i...   Feb 23 2018, 02:39 AM
- - Explorer1   New animation of the current mission plan for Hera...   Jun 29 2018, 01:28 PM
- - Explorer1   More info on the renamed HERA mission from ESA (in...   Jan 7 2019, 02:56 PM
- - scalbers   More on the DART mission is on this NASA page - la...   Feb 18 2019, 02:17 AM
- - ynyralmaen   Comet Interceptor is a mission proposal on a short...   Feb 24 2019, 11:50 AM
- - Paolo   some amazing high-resolution images of (7) Iris ta...   Feb 26 2019, 06:14 AM


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