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Next Launch ORB-3 on a Antares rocket from Wallops Island, VA
scheduled for:
27 Oct 14 22:44:00 GMT
27 Oct 14 18:44:00 EDT

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CHopper would have traversed the surface of the comet Wirtanen by conducting a series of "hops" across the comet's surface. This would have allowed researchers to document the changes that the comet undergoes as it approaches the Sun. Image Credit: Max-Planck-Institut f|r Aeronomie, Courtesy T. Credner, J. Jockers, T.Bonev

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