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Timeline for the EPOXI Mission:

  1. Launch of Deep Impact: 2005 Jan 12

  2. P/Tempel 1 Encounter: 2005 Jul 04

  3. Start of EPOXI mission using Deep Impact Flyby Spacecraft: 2007 Sep 26
    (Cruise 1)

  4. Start calibration observations: on 2007 Oct 04

  5. Pre-EPOCh Earth fly-by: 2007 Dec 31 (lunar calibration performed)

  6. Earth observations by EPOCh:
    2008 March 18-19 (delivered)
    2008 May 28-29 (delivered)
    2008 June 4-5 (delivered)
    2009 March 27-28 (northern latitudes)
    2009 October 4-5 (southern latitudes)
  7. Exoplanet stellar observations:
    Start: 2008 January 22
    End: 2008 August 31

  8. Earth fly-bys (for informational purposes only):
    2008 Dec 29
    2009 Jun 29
    2009 Dec 28
    2010 Jun 27
  9. Comet P/Hartley 2 Encounter phase: begins September, encounter is 2010 Nov 04.
    End of encounter phase in late November.

  10. Mars observations with all three instruments
    2009 Nov 20-21
    2010 Mar 15-16
  11. Planned End of mission 2010 Dec 16