Geographos

Geographos

[jē′äg·rə‚fōs]
(astronomy)
An asteroid whose orbit has a semimajor axis of 1.25 astronomical units and an eccentricity of 0.335, giving it a perihelion inside the earth's orbit.
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Este oblicuo encarecimiento de la experiencia empirica por encima de la filosofia clasica recuerda la actitud del humanista Antonio de Torquemada, quien, en el tractado V de su Jardin de flores curiosas (Salamanca, 1570), afirma con elocuente clarividencia que los antiguos "estuvieron enganados", ya que "aunque fueron grandes cosmographos o geographos .
The mission called for the probe to orbit the moon for over two months and then depart the cislunar region for a rendezvous with the asteroid Geographos.
But while maneuvering for its flight to Geographos, a computer failure caused an extended burn of the altitude control system, depleting fuel and leaving the vehicle incapable of completing the second part of the mission.
Not quite, but the Clementine spacecraft isn't likely to keep an August date with the near-Earth asteroid 1620 Geographos.
Clementine, originally scheduled to pass within 100 kilometers of Geographos on Aug.
In May 1994, the spacecraft will be put through a series of maneuvers to send it on a course that will enable a close (60-mile) flyby of the near-earth asteroid Geographos.
During its mission to orbit and map the moon and perform a flyby of the near-earth asteroid Geographos, the spacecraft will demonstrate some of the current faster- cheaper-better spacecraft technologies developed by BMDO.
Clementine is carrying seven lab-developed sensors that will produce images of the moon and the asteroid Geographos beginning Feb.
That body, a 20-km-wide asteroid known as 1620 Geographos, lies only twice as far from Earth as the moon.
Even if Clementine falls to image Geographos, a more ambitious NEA visit is in the works.
After a two-month period of obtaining images of the moon, Clementine will leave lunar orbit for an August 1994 flyby of the asteroid Geographos.
If all goes well, Clementine will fly by the near-Earth asteroid Geographos on Aug.

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