Re: Giotto near-Earth flyby next month?

Mike DiMuzio (
Tue, 22 Jun 1999 05:49:27 +0000

Ed Cannon wrote:
> Tonight I noticed on the Space Calendar a cryptic comment that
> the Giotto spacecraft might make a near-Earth flyby in July.
> It had a link to this page:
> The last paragraph mentions the July 1999 flyby possibility.
> Having been one of those fortunate enough to observe -- with a
> lot of help from Mike McCants -- the NEAR flyby a couple of
> years ago, I've sent a few inquiries to try to find out if
> Giotto might really pass near the Earth next month.  What does
> anyone else on SeeSat know about this?
> Ed Cannon - - Austin, Texas, USA also says Giotto will pass
Earth on July 1, 1999.  According to this page,
Giotto will pass about 219,000 km from Earth on July 1, 1999.

	I will try to look for any more info.

41.087N  80.714W 305 meters

Mike DiMuzio