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fly·by

also fly-by (flī′bī′)
n. pl. fly·bys also fly-bys
A flight passing close to a specified target or position, especially a maneuver in which a spacecraft or satellite passes sufficiently close to a body to make detailed observations without orbiting or landing.

flyby

(ˈflaɪˌbaɪ)
n, pl -bys
(Astronautics) a flight past a particular position or target, esp the close approach of a spacecraft to a planet or satellite for investigation of conditions

fly′by`

or fly′-by`,



n., pl. -bys.
1. the flight of a spacecraft close enough to a celestial object, as a planet, to gather scientific data.
2.
a. a low-altitude flight of an aircraft for the benefit of ground observers.
[1950–55, Amer.]
Translations

flyby

[ˈflaɪˌbaɪ] N (flybys (pl)) (esp US) → desfile m aéreo

flyby

[ˈflaɪˌbaɪ] n (Am) → parata aerea
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