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Solidifying Nh Important Dates, Flyby dates, satellite configurations...
Rob Pinnegar
post Jan 19 2006, 07:43 PM
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Now that the candle's been lit (hurray!) presumably we will soon be finding out the exact dates New Horizons will fly past Jupiter and Pluto. This has ramifications for a number of things, including the distances of closest approach to the various Jovian satellites (including any possible passes by its outer irregulars) and the viewing geometry for the two newly discovered moons of Pluto.

I though it'd be a good idea to put this discussion in a separate thread instead of burying it in the other threads here (some of which are getting pretty huge).

[Edit: Aw, heck... I forgot to fully capitalize NH in the thread title. That looks confusing. Can someone please fix it? Thanks in advance.]
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jamescanvin
post Jan 19 2006, 08:46 PM
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QUOTE (Rob Pinnegar @ Jan 20 2006, 06:43 AM)
[Edit: Aw, heck... I forgot to fully capitalize NH in the thread title. That looks confusing. Can someone please fix it? Thanks in advance.]
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I don't think you forgot, there are lots of threads like that as the board automatically modifies all capitals after the first letter of each word to stop 'SHOUTING'.

Just to start this thread going I seen to remember hearing/reading during the launch that the pluto encounter is now on:

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post Jan 19 2006, 09:41 PM
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QUOTE (jamescanvin @ Jan 19 2006, 09:46 PM)
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Yep Alan confirmed that again in the press conference. Apparently that will be 50 years to the day of the Mariner 4 Flyby of Mars, that returned the first pictures of a planet from a deep space mission.
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post Jan 19 2006, 10:35 PM
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QUOTE (helvick @ Jan 20 2006, 08:41 AM)
Apparently that will be 50 years to the day of the Mariner 4 Flyby of Mars, that returned the first pictures of a planet from a deep space mission.
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Indeed. What Alan didn't say (thank goodness) is that he found that out on UMSF! (from Bruce) cool.gif

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post Jan 19 2006, 10:38 PM
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QUOTE (jamescanvin @ Jan 19 2006, 10:35 PM)
Indeed. What Alan didn't say (thank goodness) is that he found that out on UMSF!  (from Bruce)  cool.gif
Don't count your blessings yet; I'm sure Bruce will remind us of this at least 50 times. tongue.gif

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post Jan 19 2006, 11:28 PM
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Before lambasting the Discovery Program and JAXA tongue.gif

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post Jan 20 2006, 12:25 AM
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Didn't he said in the press conference that all the calculations of the tour dates etc are already done? Probably we will see them here soon.


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post Jan 20 2006, 08:45 AM
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No - he said that they're meeting in 2 weeks to start planning the Jupiter campaign.

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post Jan 20 2006, 10:14 PM
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QUOTE (AlexBlackwell @ Jan 19 2006, 11:38 PM)
Don't count your blessings yet; I'm sure Bruce will remind us of this at least 50 times.  tongue.gif
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Speaking of whom...

...where *is* Bruce? Did the Grannies Against Plutonium kidnap him? Or has just not come down enough yet after the NH launch (and who could blame him!)?

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