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David

Darling

COMET AND ASTEROID MISSIONS

In launch order:

  • ICE (Aug. 1978)
  • Vega (Dec. 1984)
  • Sakigake (Jan. 1985)
  • Giotto (Jul. 85)
  • Suisei (Aug. 1985)
  • Galileo (Oct. 1989)
  • NEAR-Shoemaker (Feb. 1996)
  • Cassini (Oct. 1997)
  • Deep Space 1 (Oct. 1998)
  • Stardust (Feb. 1999)
  • Genesis (Aug. 2001)
  • CONTOUR (Jul. 2002)
  • Hayabusa (MUSES-C) (May 2003)
  • Rosetta and Philae (Mar. 2004)
  • Deep Impact (Dec. 2004)
  • Dawn (Sep. 2007)

  • Cancelled projects include Deep Space 4 (Champollion).