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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 author of the Learning Experiences article in the January 2018 issue, "Three Green, Please" berates himself for not doing a fly-by past a control tower to check his airplane's landing gear extension.
With fly-bys representing two-thirds of digital readership, it behooves editors and publishers to learn as much about these individuals as they can.
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.
BIAS will be open to the public for three days from Thursday and promises visitors the chance to catch flying displays from aerobatic display teams the Breitling Wingwalkers and Saudi Hawks as well as fly-bys from aircraft such as the Lockheed Martin F22 Raptor and Dassault Mirage 2000.
"We've had some hairy journeys in the past, a couple of fly-bys in the plane as you do in the modern game," he said.
The planes again did not violate Japanese airspace, but Japan's Defense Ministry says it is analyzing Russia's intentions behind the fly-bys, Kyodo said.
Their mission was extended after successful fly-bys of Jupiter and Saturn, and they went on to explore Neptune and Uranus.
Mallards aren't in the dominant numbers as seen further east, but teal, gadwalls, wood ducks, redheads, canvasbacks, ringnecks, scaup and the like populate the fly-bys.
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).