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NASA Gives Go-ahead To Build 'Deep Impact' Spacecraft

NASA's Deep Impact mission will attempt to impact a comet nucleus in order to answer basic questions about the nature of comets. Deep Impact's preliminary design phase was completed and approved last week. NASA will now begin building the mission's two spacecraft, a flyby spacecraft and a 350-kilogram (771-pound) impactor spacecraft, for a launch in January 2004. This news brief on Deep Impact comes from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, leaders of the project.
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Alternate Title National Aeronautics and Space Administration Gives Go-ahead To Build 'Deep Impact' Spacecraft
Date Issued 2001
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Date of Scout Publication 2001-06-06
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