New Feature: Multiple Objects in Trackers

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The tracker pages can now show multiple objects simultaneously. This new feature allows to track approaches and relative positions between different objects. This could be interesting for instance to track spacecraft approaching other Solar System objects.

The following screenshot shows the current relative position of the Rosetta Spacecraft and Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

New Feature Multiple Objects in Live Trackers

Rosetta will complete its approach to Comet 67/P  in May 2014. Then, it will enter in orbit around the comet and prepare to release a lander in November same year.

A similar situation will occur in 2015, when Spacecraft New Horizons will encouter Pluto.