Fwd: Giotto second homecoming set for 1 July

Mike DiMuzio (mdimuzio@cisnet.com)
Wed, 30 Jun 1999 21:02:57 +0000

Less than 24 hours after subscribing to ESA's newslist, this arrives:

Mike
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> ESA's deactivated Giotto spacecraft will perform its second Earth flyby in
>  the early hours of 1 July 1999, 14 years since its launch on 2 July 1985
>  and five years after its previous return to Earth's vicinity on 2 July
>  1990. Scientists estimate that it will sweep past approximately 220,000 km
>  (just over half the Earth-Moon distance). The flyby coincides with a press
>  briefing in London, on ESA's next cometary mission, Rosetta, which will be
>  held later the same day.
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> More at: http://sci.esa.int/missions/newsitem.cfm?TypeID=9&ContentID=5571
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