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Giotto

NSSDCA ID: 1985-056A

Launch Information

Launch Date/Time: 1985-07-02T11:23:13Z
Launch Vehicle: Ariane
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

Trajectory Description

No description available.

Trajectory Details

Type: Interplanetary cruise
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start (UTC): 1985-07-02 00:00:00
  Epoch stop (UTC): 1986-03-14 00:03:00
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
0.72 AU1.04 AU301.28 days2.101°0.17838
Regions Traversed
  Interplanetary Medium
  Solar wind
Type: Flyby
Central Body: Comet P/Halley
Closest approach time (UTC): 1986-03-14 00:03:00
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
596.00 km0.000°0.00000
Regions Traversed
  Comet
Type: Interplanetary cruise
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start (UTC): 1986-03-14 00:03:00
  Epoch stop (UTC): 1986-04-04 00:00:00
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
0.72 AU1.04 AU301.28 days2.101°0.17838
Regions Traversed
  Interplanetary Medium
  Solar wind
Type: Interplanetary cruise
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start (UTC): 1986-04-04 00:00:00
  Epoch stop (UTC): 1992-07-10 15:18:43
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
0.73 AU1.04 AU304.60 days2.090°0.17334
Regions Traversed
  Interplanetary Medium
  Solar wind
Type: Flyby
Central Body: Comet P/Grigg-Skjellerup
Closest approach time (UTC): 1992-07-10 15:18:43
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
200.00 km0.000°0.00000
Regions Traversed
  Comet
Type: Interplanetary cruise
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start (UTC): 1992-07-10 15:18:43
  Epoch stop (UTC): 
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
0.73 AU1.04 AU304.60 days2.090°0.17334
Regions Traversed
  Interplanetary Medium
  Solar wind

Apside Definitions

UnitDefinition
AUAstronomical units (1 AU = 1.495979E8 km)
kmkilometers
 
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