Deep Impact / EPOXI Mission

logo_EPOXI-md.jpg MISSION SUMMARY
Mission: Deep Impact/EPOXI
Mission type: Flyby/Impactor
Launch Date: January 2005
Launch Vehicle: Delta II
Status: Mission eded 9/2013
Overview: Deep Impact is a NASA space probe designed to study the composition of the comet interior of 9P/Tempel, by releasing an impactor into the comet. On July 4, 2005, the impactor successfully collided with the comet's nucleus. The impact excavated debris from the interior of the nucleus, allowing photographs of the impact crater. Upon the completion of its primary mission, proposals were made to  extend the mission, designated EPOXI, with a dual purpose to study extrasolar planets and comet Hartley 2.

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SS-simulator.jpg Solar System Simulator - JPL

logo-eotss-main.png Eyes on the Universe - JPL

MapAPlanet-banner.jpg Map a Planet - USGS

Documents and PowerPoints
Deep Impact.ppt

EPOXI Fact Sheet

EPOXI - Flyby Fact Sheet

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