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Technology - The Plan

The entire Deep Impact flight system was built at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

The Launch Vehicle
The Launch Vehicle
Take a look at the Boeing Delta II rocket.
The Flight System
The Flight System
See more information on the flyby spacecraft, the impactor spacecraft and the three instruments.
The Flyby Spacecraft
Flyby Spacecraft
Learn more about the spacecraft that carries the impactor and observes the encounter.
The Impactor
Impactor Spacecraft
Learn more about the impacting projectile.
The Instruments
The Instruments
The high and medium resolution instruments are on the flyby spacecraft and the image targeting sensor is on the impactor.
Targeting
Targeting
Learn how the impactor spends its last 24 hours targeting the comet for collision.
Navigation
Navigation
Both spacecraft use star trackers to navigate to their destination.
The Deep Space Network
The Deep Space Network
Learn more about the DSN and the antennas that gave overlapping coverage on the night of encounter.