Giotto
21 Sep 2009
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Giotto was ESA’s first deep-space mission. Its images showed for the first time the shape of a comet nucleus.

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​​Giotto artist impression

Credit: NASA

RAL Space Involvement
Dust Impact Detection System, Johnstone Plasma Analyser​

Subject
Planetary

Main Objectives
Encounters with comets Halley and Grigg–Skjellerup

Launch Date
2 July 1985​

Partners
SERC​​

Further Project Information
ESA website (link opens in a new window)



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