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Giotto

NSSDCA ID: 1985-056A

Launch Information

Launch Date: 1985-07-02 at 11:23:13 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Ariane
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

Trajectory Description

No description available.

Trajectory Details

Type: Interplanetary cruise
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start: 1985-07-01 20:00:00 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1986-03-13 19:03:00 UTC
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: 1986-03-13 19:03:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
596 km  0
Regions Traversed
  Comet
Type: Interplanetary cruise
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start: 1986-03-13 19:03:00 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1986-04-03 19:00:00 UTC
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: 1986-04-03 19:00:00 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1992-07-10 11:18:43 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
0.73 AU1.04 AU304.6 days2.09°0.17334
Regions Traversed
  Interplanetary Medium
  Solar wind
Type: Flyby
Central Body: Comet P/Grigg-Skjellerup
Closest approach time: 1992-07-10 11:18:43 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
200 km  0
Regions Traversed
  Comet
Type: Interplanetary cruise
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start: 1992-07-10 11:18:43 UTC
 
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
0.73 AU1.04 AU304.6 days2.09°0.17334
Regions Traversed
  Interplanetary Medium
  Solar wind

Key to Apside Units

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