flyby
noun (plural flybys) Date: 1953 1. a prearranged usually low-altitude flight by one or more airplanes over a public gathering (as an air show) 2. a. a flight of a spacecraft past a celestial body (as Mars) close enough to obtain scientific data b. a spacecraft that makes a flyby

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  • flyby — ☆ flyby or fly by [flī′bī΄ ] n. pl. flybys or fly bys a flight past a designated point or place by an aircraft or spacecraft …   English World dictionary

  • flyby — noun a) A flight past a celestial object in order to make observations. The upcoming flyby of Halleys comet is expected to provide new information on the nature of the comet. b) A low level flight of ceremonial nature, typically in connection… …   Wiktionary

  • Flyby — Fly by auch: Fly|by 〈[flaıbaı] m. 6 oder n. 15; Raumf.〉 Sy Swing by 1. Steuermanöver eines im All befindlichen Flugkörpers, bei dem die Nähe zu einem Himmelskörper u. dessen Anziehungskraft dazu genutzt wird, die Flugbahn des Flugkörpers zu… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • flyby — [[t]fla͟ɪbaɪ[/t]] flybys also fly by N COUNT A flyby is a flight made by an aircraft or a spacecraft over a particular place in order to record details about it …   English dictionary

  • flyby — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: from fly by, v. 1. : flyover 1 2. a. : a flight of a spacecraft past a celestial body (as Mars) close enough to obtain scientific data b …   Useful english dictionary

  • Flyby — Der englische Begriff Swing by – auch Fly by, Slingshot, Gravity Assist (GA), Schwerkraftumlenkung oder Gravitationsmanöver genannt – bezeichnet eine Methode der interplanetaren Raumfahrt, bei der ein relativ leichter Raumflugkörper (wie z. B.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • flyby — /fluy buy /, n., pl. flybys. 1. the flight of a spacecraft close enough to a celestial object, as a planet, to gather scientific data. 2. Aeron. a. Also called flypast. a low altitude flight of an aircraft for the benefit of ground observers. b.… …   Universalium

  • flyby — fly·by s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS astronaut. volo di osservazione di un veicolo spaziale in vicinanza di un pianeta o di un satellite | oggetto non identificato che vola in vicinanza di un pianeta o di un satellite {{line}} {{/line}}… …   Dizionario italiano

  • flyby — fly|by [ˈflaıbaı] n plural fly bys an occasion when a spacecraft flies close to a ↑planet etc in order to gather information about it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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