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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A flight of a spacecraft past a celestial body (as Mars) close enough to obtain scientific data.

Usage examples (33)
  • Satellite to be junked because lunar flyby is patented
  • The most important aspect of the flyby was a critical gravity assist to remain on course to enter into orbit around Mercury in 2011.
  • They were doing what they call a flyby ...
  • This video is a "flyby" of immense universal structures. for more
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