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Where is New Horizons now
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post May 9 2006, 01:03 PM
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Oh oh ! Be care of what we say All...God's watching us smile.gif


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post May 11 2006, 09:09 PM
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The next major milestone for New Horizons: Passing Ceres, the largest main belt asteroid

The spacecraft will cross the orbital path of Ceres on July 6, 2006. The actual passing of Ceres in heliocentric distance will take place on July 25, 2006 at 18:30 UTC due to Ceres being close to it's outermost possible distance from the sun. Indeed, the 3 AU crossing takes place just two days later on July 27, 2006! Later!

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post Mar 13 2007, 09:36 PM
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Are spice kernels available for the New Horizons spacecraft? I'd like to make some pretty pictures myself!
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post Mar 15 2007, 05:43 PM
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Well, it looks like we know where Dr Stern will be on 12th April laugh.gif
New Horizons Mission to Begin Pluto Encounter April 12th, 2015 in Salute to Early Space Explorers
The year 2015 will be the 54th anniversary of the spaceflight of Yuri Gagarin, the first person to orbit the Earth and the 34th anniversary of the first Shuttle launch. Each April 12, Yuri's Night holds parties around the planet to commemorate these occasions. New Horizons mission PI Dr. Alan Stern will be present at theYuri's Night Washington, D.C. party to talk more about the mission...
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post May 1 2007, 02:55 PM
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QUOTE (ugordan @ May 9 2006, 09:58 AM) *
Errr... Skin temp???



We don't measure skin temp, but our bulk structure is running 27 C.

-Alan

can we have an update please

it was 80.6F it would be nice if we could get a monthly update on this.. i would like to see how cold NH will get. thanks
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post May 2 2007, 05:59 PM
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NH is designed to stay warm inside, its built like a vaccum flask.
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post May 3 2007, 12:03 AM
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UPDATE! On 05/03/2007, at 00:01:54 UTC, the NH spacecraft reached 900 million km from the sun. The spacecraft's distance from Earth, by comparison, is 772 million km. NH is now less than 3.837 billion km from Pluto and traveling at a rate of 21.31 km/s. Later!

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post May 31 2007, 08:19 AM
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UPDATE. She is now 1AU from Jupiter and still seems to be doing good.
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post Jul 6 2007, 09:32 PM
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Important milestone! On 07/06/2007, at 21:30:30 UTC, the NH spacecraft reached it's first 1 billion km from the sun. The spacecraft's distance from Earth, by comparison, is 870.4 million km. NH is now less than 3.72 billion km from Pluto and traveling at a rate of 20.6 km/s. Later!

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post Jul 25 2007, 06:56 PM
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Looking at the New Horizons Current Position chart: http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/mission/whereis_nh.php

I notice that we'll be moving off the edge of the top chart in a few months. Rather than dropping the chart entirely or rescaling it to make it closer to the "Full Trajectory" chart, I wonder if it would be possible to simply shift the center of the chart, keeping the scale the same. That is, instead of putting the sun at the center, would it be possible to center the chart on the point where New Horizons crossed the orbit of Jupiter? I'm pretty sure that'd keep the start point on the chart, and if we're lucky, it'd include the point where New Horizons will cross the orbit of Uranus. That's just past the half-way point, if I figure it correctly.

Failing that, switching to a chart that kept the same scale but was centered on New Horizons itself would be almost as good.

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post Sep 10 2007, 08:39 AM
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UPDATE! On 09/10/2007, at 08:36:45 UTC, the NH spacecraft reached 1100 million km from the sun. The spacecraft's distance from Earth, by comparison, is nearly 1.108 billion km. Halfway between the mean orbits of Jupiter and Saturn, NH is now less than 3.616 billion km from Pluto and traveling at a rate of 19.97 km/s. Later!

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post Nov 8 2007, 02:53 AM
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QUOTE (Planet X @ Sep 10 2007, 10:39 AM) *
UPDATE! On 09/10/2007, at 08:36:45 UTC, the NH spacecraft reached 1100 million km from the sun. The spacecraft's distance from Earth, by comparison, is nearly 1.108 billion km. Halfway between the mean orbits of Jupiter and Saturn, NH is now less than 3.616 billion km from Pluto and traveling at a rate of 19.97 km/s. Later!

J P



just an FYI NH is down to 70,000 KPH but still going good
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post Nov 8 2007, 09:39 AM
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...And crossing 8 AU early next week.
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post Nov 8 2007, 03:27 PM
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Going to be hard to find interesting milestones over the next seven years. I note, though, that on April 1, 2008, it should reach the "Browserpause," which is that thin white space on the "Current Position" map right where the path exits the picture. :-)

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post Nov 8 2007, 05:23 PM
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Regarding milestones with which to follow NH's progress, I found myself wondering if there are any minor objects that orbit between Jupiter and Saturn's orbits. I came across the following abstract:

http://www.springerlink.com/content/t74010qg40q4745l/

The abstract seems to indicate that there are 5 known objects between Jupiter and Saturn's orbit. I'm trying to search for more info. We could use these object's orbits as a sort of milestone. cool.gif

edit: This plot suggests that there are many more: http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/lists/OuterPlot.html
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