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Chapter 15. Cruise Phase

      Asteroid impacts
      Deployment of appendages
      Unplanned safing
      Realtime commanding
      Exhaustion of consumables
      Prime target flyby



      BOT
      GTO
      AOS
      EOM
      LOS
      EOT
      TCM



      Practice observations
      Expendable
      Essential to the scientific method
      Never performed in Cruise Phase






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