International Cometary Explorer


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International Cometary Explorer

(ICE) See International Sun-Earth Explorer.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006
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After completing its solar mission as ISEE-3 (see Sun and Heliosphere sections) the spacecraft was retargeted and renamed International Cometary Explorer. It flew through the tail of Comet Giaccobini-Zinner in 1985, then continued on in heliocentric orbit where it sent low-rate data for the next several years.
Comet Giacobini-Zinner is not exactly a household name, and the International Cometary Explorer (ICE) spacecraft was not even designed to study comets in the first place.
22, 1983, the newly named International Cometary Explorer made the key lunar swing-around that would direct it to the comet.

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