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ISEE 3

NSSDCA ID: 1978-079A

Launch Information

Launch Date: 1978-08-12 at 15:12:00 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Delta
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Trajectory Description

No description available.

Trajectory Details

Type: L1 halo
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start: 1978-11-19 19:00:00 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1982-06-09 20:00:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
665,000 km110,000 km177.86 days0
Regions Traversed
  Solar wind
Type: Flyby
Central Body: Moon
Closest approach time: 1983-03-30 12:47:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
21,307 km  0
Regions Traversed
  Magnetosphere
  Magnetotail
  Solar wind
Type: Flyby
Central Body: Moon
Closest approach time: 1983-04-22 20:03:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
22,875 km  0
Regions Traversed
  Magnetosphere
  Magnetotail
  Solar wind
Type: Flyby
Central Body: Moon
Closest approach time: 1983-09-27 14:00:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
24,527 km  0
Regions Traversed
  Magnetosphere
  Magnetotail
  Solar wind
Type: Flyby
Central Body: Moon
Closest approach time: 1983-10-21 12:32:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
19,178 km  0
Regions Traversed
  Magnetosphere
  Magnetotail
  Solar wind
Type: Flyby
Central Body: Moon
Closest approach time: 1983-12-22 13:44:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
19,178 km  0
Regions Traversed
  Magnetosphere
  Magnetotail
  Solar wind
Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start: 1983-12-22 13:44:00 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1985-09-11 07:02:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
0.93 AU1.03 AU355 days0.1°0.05
Regions Traversed
  Magnetosphere
  Magnetotail
  Solar wind
Type: Flyby
Central Body: Comet P/Giacobini-Zinner
Closest approach time: 1985-09-11 07:02:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
7,800 km  0
Regions Traversed
  Tail (cometary)
Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start: 1985-09-11 07:02:00 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1985-10-30 19:00:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
0.93 AU1.03 AU355 days0.1°0.05
Regions Traversed
  Magnetosphere
  Magnetotail
  Solar wind
Type: Flyby
Central Body: Comet P/Halley
Closest approach time: 1985-10-30 19:00:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
0.93 AU  0
Regions Traversed
  Solar wind
Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start: 1985-10-30 19:00:00 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1986-03-27 19:00:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
0.93 AU1.03 AU355 days0.1°0.05
Regions Traversed
  Magnetosphere
  Magnetotail
  Solar wind
Type: Flyby
Central Body: Comet P/Halley
Closest approach time: 1986-03-27 19:00:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
0.21 AU  0
Regions Traversed
  Solar wind
Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start: 1986-03-27 19:00:00 UTC
 
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
0.93 AU1.03 AU355 days0.1°0.05
Regions Traversed
  Magnetosphere
  Magnetotail
  Solar wind

Key to Apside Units

UnitDefined asEquivalent metric measure
AUAstronomical Unit1.49597 x 108 km
kmkilometer1,000 m
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