Kevin Forsyth Home

 

History of the Delta Launch Vehicle



Current Delta News

(What about Delta IV?)

20-Mar-00 | NEAR operations

Near-Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) has completed its first month of unprecedented observations of asteroid 433 Eros. The spacecraft has been renamed NEAR Shoemaker in honour of Dr. Eugene Shoemaker, the late geologist perhaps most famous for his co-discovery of Shoemaker-Levy 9, the comet that slammed into Jupiter in 1994. NEAR Shoemaker is the first spacecraft to orbit any small body, and will spend a year in orbit making detailed observations and gentle burns to move ever closer to Eros. It was launched aboard Delta II flight 232 on 17 February, 1996.


Your comment:

     

Archives

Back to top


Warning: include() [function.include]: http:// wrapper is disabled in the server configuration by allow_url_fopen=0 in /home/kevinfor/public_html/delta/weblog/wp-content/themes/delta/index.php on line 149

Warning: include(http://kevinforsyth.net/cgi-bin/note.pl?d=d&q='AKM|COLA|DIGS|^GEM|hypergol|MECO|PHSF|propellants|RIFCA|SAEF|SECO|SLC|TCM|vernier|video|Discovery|MIDEX|NOAA|USAF|CNES|EUMETSAT') [function.include]: failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /home/kevinfor/public_html/delta/weblog/wp-content/themes/delta/index.php on line 149

Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening 'http://kevinforsyth.net/cgi-bin/note.pl?d=d&q='AKM|COLA|DIGS|^GEM|hypergol|MECO|PHSF|propellants|RIFCA|SAEF|SECO|SLC|TCM|vernier|video|Discovery|MIDEX|NOAA|USAF|CNES|EUMETSAT'' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/kevinfor/public_html/delta/weblog/wp-content/themes/delta/index.php on line 149