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Voyager at Neptune: 1989The Voyager mission has taken advantage of a rare planetary alignment that occurs at intervals of about 175 years and affords an extraordinary opportunity: a grand tour by a single spacecraft of the outer planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Voyager 2 will fly past Nepture and its large moon Triton on August 24, 1989. The discovery of Neptune, along with its current history is discussed. The imaging challenges, tracking and data acquisition, and the Voyager spacecraft are explained. Data will be gathered on the ring arcs of Neptune, the atmosphere and surface of Neptune, Triton, and Nereid (the smaller moon).
Document ID
19890015049
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Date Acquired
September 5, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1989
Subject Category
Spacecraft Design, Testing And Performance
Report/Patent Number
JPL-400-353
NASA-CR-185317
NAS 1.26:185317
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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