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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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The flyby technique assumes that the SC trajectories are not affected--only the light speed anisotropy is significant.
The New Horizons flyby completes the first era of planetary reconnaissance, a half century long endeavor that will forever be a legacy of our time.
The asteroid flyby is unique because the close proximity and while the asteroid usually passes near Earth it won't be as close to the planet for another 30 years.
The flyby maneuver occurs when Cassini speeds back toward Earth (after two swings around Venus) in order to use the Earth's gravity to increase velocity for the long haul to Saturn.
NASA currently operates two Mars orbiters, with a third on its way and expected to arrive in Martian orbit just a month before the comet flyby.
The first known case, Tricarico added, was "asteroid 2008 TC3 which was totally eclipsed just one hour before entering Earth's atmosphere over Sudan in 2008, and asteroid 2012 KT42 experiencing both an eclipse and a transit during the same Earth flyby in 2012.
The Raptor made its first flyby Wednesday, at the aviation centennial celebration in North Carolina, officials said.
Announced in March, the agency wants to give the worldwide public more time to participate in the agency's mission to Pluto that will make the first-ever close flyby of the dwarf planet on July 14.
Using the Earth's gravity from 350 miles up to slingshot toward Jupiter on a voyage achieving speeds faster than any manmade object has reached before, NASA's Juno spacecraft made a close-in flyby of our planet recently.
With this flyby coming within a mere 74 km, scientists hope to learn more about the composition, density and variability of these remarkable features of Enceladus.
Previously, spacecrafts did only flyby missions for faraway celestial bodies.
Besides the stealth fighter flyby, the afternoon shows will include a water-dropping demonstration from a Los Angeles Fire Department helicopter based at Van Nuys and a flyover by an Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle fighter-bomber.