perijove


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perijove

[′per·ə‚jōv]
(astronomy)
The nearest point of a satellite in its orbit about Jupiter.
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Then the public gets not only to nominate "points of interest" but also to vote for the features that the spacecraft will image at the next perijove.
Perijove 1 was the first of 36 flybys planned, which will take continue until Feb.
Galileo made another flyby of Callisto on July 1st, part of a series of gravitational assists designed to reduce the craft's perijove in anticipation of close flybys of Io in October and November (March issue, page 30).
That's when the main engine will fire again, accelerating the spacecraft to raise perijove out of the most intense radiation environment for subsequent orbits.
Chodas (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) argue that a 9- or 10-km body must have come apart 2 1/2 hours after its perijove in 1992, a scenario they feel is required by the length and orientation of the fragment train.