Self-navigation put to asteroid fly-by test

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[WASHINGTON] A five-minute flight this week by a spacecraft past a tiny, undistinguished asteroid, while not necessarily a great leap for science, could be important for the future of plans by the US space agency NASA to explore the Solar System. If all goes well, the spacecraft Deep Space 1 (DS1) will today (29 July) pass within 15 kilometres of the centre… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/22603

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