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NASA - Deep Impact Event Timeline
July 1, 2005
 

Available Timelines: Impact Events | Mission Events
 

Event Earth-receive time (EDT) Earth-receive time (PDT) Time relative to impact
Continuous comet imaging 6/26/05 6/26/05 -8 days
Optical navigation imaging increased to once per 9 minutes 6/29/05 2:00 p.m. 6/29/05 11:00 a.m. -4 days
Trajectory correction maneuver 7/2/05 8:07 p.m. 7/2/05 5:07 p.m. -30 hours
Impactor's battery activated 7/2/05 9:57 p.m. 7/2/05 6:57 p.m. -28 hours
Impactor release 7/3/05 2:07 a.m. 7/2/05 11:07 p.m. -24 hours
First telemetry from impactor, post-release 7/3/05 2:14 a.m. 7/2/05 11:14 p.m. -24 hours
Flyby spacecraft executes divert maneuver 7/3/05 2:19 a.m. 7/2/05 11:19 p.m. -24 hours
First image from impactor 7/3/05 3:52 a.m. 7/3/05 12:52 a.m -22 hours
Flyby spacecraft executes divert trim maneuver (if required) 7/3/05 3:00 p.m. 7/3/05 12:00 p.m. -12 hours
Impactor's AutoNavigation system begins imaging 7/3/05 11:53 p.m. 7/3/05 8:53 p.m. -2 hours
First impactor targeting maneuver 7/4/05 12:22 a.m. 7/3/05 9:22 p.m. -90 min
Second impactor targeting maneuver 7/4/05 1:17 a.m. 7/3/05 10:17 p.m. -35 min
Third impactor targeting maneuver 7/4/05 1:39 a.m. 7/3/05 10:39 p.m. -13 min
Impact (plus or minus three minutes) 7/4/05 1:52 a.m. 7/3/05 10:52 p.m. -
Flyby spacecraft enters shield mode 7/4/05 2:05 a.m. 7/3/05 11:05 p.m. +13 min
Closest approach 7/4/05 2:06 a.m. 7/3/05 11:06 p.m. +14 min
Flyby spacecraft turns to image departing comet for 24 hours more 7/2/05 2:51 a.m. 7/3/05 11:51 p.m. +44 min
Event Earth-receive time (EDT) Earth-receive time (PDT) Time relative to impact
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