Today’s trajectory correction maneuver—or TCM in spacecraft operations lingo—"will put the Flyby spacecraft in an orbit path that allows us to contact it at any time. This provides NASA time to investigate opportunities to utilize the Deep Impact spacecraft for future missions," Henderson told SPACE.com.However, the project still needs to win additional funding. More details at Space.com
NASA's Deep Impact to study yet another other meteorite?
Posted on Thursday, Jul 21 2005 @ 02:40 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Flyby spacecraft used in NASA's Deep Impact mission will be maneuvered into a new trajectory to explore yet another comet within years to come. The scientists are surprised with the overall health of the flyby spacecraft and want to use it for new missions.