Sakigake Full Mission Timeline

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Spacecraft Event Time. UTC/GMT Times.

Time (UTC/GMT+0)Event
1985-01-05Planned launch. Delay caused closest approach distance to slip from 4 to 7 million km.
1985-01-08  19:26:00Launch
1985-01-11Trajectory correction maneuvre
1985-02-14Trajectory correction maneuvre
1985-02-28All instruments on
1986-03-11  04:18Sunward flyby of Halley (6,990,000 km)
1992-01-08  14:08:47Earth Flyby 1 (82,647 km)
1993-06-14Earth Flyby 2 (1,841,500 km)
1994-10-28Earth Flyby 3 (546,100 km)
1995-11-15Telemetry contact lost, spacecraft low on attitude control gas
1996-02-03Planned flyby of Comet P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova (not achieved) (10,000 km)
1998-11-29Planned flyby of Comet P/Giacobini-Zinner (not achieved) (14,000,000 km)