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flyby

(flÿ -bÿ) A trajectory that takes a spaceprobe close to a planet or satellite but does not permit it to enter an orbit about the body or land on it.

flyby

[′flī‚bī]
(aerospace engineering)
A close approach of a space vehicle to a target planet in which the vehicle does not impact the planet or go into orbit around it. Also known as swing-by.
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Thus, it is safe to say that fly-bys represent a rich opportunity for publishers to build a larger and more loyal readership in the digital realm than they enjoy today.
A fly-by from Al Fursan, the aerobatics demonstration team of the UAE Air Force, drawing the colours of the UAE national flag provided the finale to the show.
Cassini, already exceeding its life expectancy, is to make three more fly-bys of Enceladus before the mission comes to and end in 2017.
The company has been managing all shipments arriving for this year's show and also plans to exhibit a DHL-branded Boeing 757, which is scheduled for a special air display and fly-by.
Once there, it will spend at least three years probing Jupiter and then use the planet's gravity to initiate a series of close fly-bys around Callisto and Europa before finally putting itself into a settled orbit around Ganymede.
This boosted the Chinese presence to two vessels, while a Chinese aircraft also arrived and made fly-bys above a Philippine coast guard vessel stationed in the area, he said.
ICE cools off Salt Lake City, energizes pilots With Cirrus aircraft and Ferraris on display, and fly-bys of the Cirrus Vision Jet under overcast skies, about 60 aviation enthusiasts flocked to Utah's Salt Lake City Airport for a May 19 Inside Cirrus Event (ICE).
Messenger, too, snapped photographs on fly-bys it needed to position for orbit.
Another forum contributor, Otherwise LAC, boasted his small growing operation had survived a number of police helicopter fly-bys.
We had seven different species come through that day, but that late in the season the ducks weren't decoying very well, and most of my shooting was at fast-moving fly-bys.
It is presently operated by VTST at airshows and celebratory fly-bys, and funded entirely by charitable donations and the UK Lottery's Heritage Fund.
It was a tactic favoured by former President George W Bush, who infamously took ot Airforce 1 to fly over New Orleans to survey the destruction after Hurricane Katrina struck, annoying residents who wanted relief aid rather than Presidential fly-bys.