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NOTE: Most of the High Level Science Products are unavailable while unscheduled maintenance is being performed. They will be incrementally restored over the course of this week. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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