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Where is New Horizons now
cawest
post Mar 29 2006, 02:58 PM
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i found this web site

http://www.heavens-above.com/solar-escape.asp

it show where NH is compared to voy1, 2/pioneer

any one else have a fav web page that shows NH loc? I think this one is updated onece a day
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post Mar 29 2006, 03:10 PM
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You won't believe this, but the New Horizons' official site also has diagrams showing the current position. tongue.gif


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post Mar 29 2006, 03:21 PM
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QUOTE (ugordan @ Mar 29 2006, 06:10 PM) *
You won't believe this, but the New Horizons' official site also has diagrams showing the current position. tongue.gif

...and it is updated 24 times more often then Heavens Above is...WOW! tongue.gif tongue.gif tongue.gif
This one is updated every second...


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post Mar 29 2006, 03:36 PM
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QUOTE (ugordan @ Mar 29 2006, 05:10 PM) *
You won't believe this, but the New Horizons' official site also has diagrams showing the current position. tongue.gif


yes but the last one is blocked by most company's web blocking software.. at my company blocks it.
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post Mar 29 2006, 03:49 PM
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Here's a screen capture from the NH site. I think someone in a past thread called it the "bat out of hell trajectory" smile.gif

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Rob Pinnegar
post Mar 29 2006, 06:39 PM
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Right on. NH is already one-eighth of the way to Jupiter. Speedy little guy.
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post Mar 29 2006, 09:19 PM
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Looking at the trajectory side view. I never realized that NH will encounter Pluto right near the point it passes the plane of the solar system.
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post Apr 7 2006, 04:02 PM
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New Horizons passes orbit of Mars.

NH website article
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post Apr 10 2006, 09:41 PM
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How is it possible that New Horizons has passed the orbit of Mars in only a few months? I always thought that a trip to Mars takes a year or so. And how much kilometers per second is New Horizons traveling at this moment?
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post Apr 10 2006, 10:06 PM
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That's assuming that you want to stay at Mars. In that case, full-speed isn't your best bet - otherwise you need a LOT of fuel to slow the spacecraft down. When we send a probe to Mars to stay there, it's done gradually, so that the probe can use a smaller amount of fuel for orbit-insertion.
New Horizons isn't concerned with any of that - it's just zipping right by.

So a flight to Mars need not take very long. Just depends on 1) if you want to land there, and 2) how much fuel you can carry.

And NH is moving at 21 kilometers/sec.
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post May 1 2006, 07:06 AM
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well NH is almost two AU from the sun and 1 AU from home.... movein out
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post May 3 2006, 02:26 AM
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QUOTE (Jeff7 @ Apr 10 2006, 05:06 PM) *
So a flight to Mars need not take very long. Just depends on 1) if you want to land there, and 2) how much fuel you can carry.


3) How you feel about lithobraking. biggrin.gif rolleyes.gif wink.gif
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post May 9 2006, 08:52 AM
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so now that we are 2 AU from the sun wha is the Skin temp of the NH? anybody know?
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post May 9 2006, 08:58 AM
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Errr... Skin time???


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post May 9 2006, 12:51 PM
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We don't measure skin temp, but our bulk structure is running 27 C.

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