Grigg-Skjellerup comet

Grigg–Skjellerup comet

(grig skyel-ĕ-rup) A comet that, after Encke, has the second shortest cometary period, 5.1 years. The retargeted spacecraft Giotto flew by the comet in July 1992 on the side away from the Sun at a distance of 200 km. Dust, gas, and plasma were investigated but no pictures could be taken.
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The spacecraft survived the expected dust impacts and it was decided to program another comet visit for Giotto, this time to study the Grigg-Skjellerup comet in July 1992.
Not only has the company been responsible for the industrial leadership of the Giotto comet mission, which flew by Halley s comet in 1986 and the Grigg-Skjellerup comet in 1992, but it has also been in charge of the active probes Mars Express and Venus Express since 2003 and 2005, respectively.