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Purpose of the Mission - NASA



MAIN PURPOSE



To probe and study beneath the surface of a comet Temple 1



OTHER PURPOSE



To Create Awareness Regarding this Mission while promoting interest in Space through "Send Your Name to a Comet" campaign.



WHAT IS DEEP IMPACT MISSION ?

In January 2005 , a Delta II rocket launches the combined Deep impact spacecraft which leaves Earth’s orbit and is directed toward the comet. The combined spacecraft approaches Temple 1 and collects images of the comet before the impact.
In early July 2005, 24 hours before impact, the flyby spacecraft points high-precision tracking telescopes at the comet and releases the impactor on a course to hit the comet’s sunlit side.
The Impactor when reaches comet’s surface would dig huge crater to study its internal structure. And Thus, reveal the secrets of interior of the Comet.
In other words this mission will tell us what is inside a comet.

WHAT SPECIAL ABOUT THIS MISSION?

NASA likes to create Awareness Campaign all over the world about this important project. Hence it is carrying a C-D rom bearing names of the Participants which would be mounted on Impactor space craft.
Most importantly NASA issues a certificate appreciating your Interest and understanding the importance of the Mission. This certificate clearly states that you are part of this historical Mission.

for More Deeper understanding and updated information please visit : http://deepimpact.jpl.nasa.gov