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New Horizons Jupiter Encounter
helvick
post Jun 16 2007, 10:25 AM
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Not a lot new for UMSF regular's but it was an excellent lecture and it's fantastic to see these things being recorded and put up on the web. There's a very nice 2 minute clip of the NH launch included that is very cool.

A couple of nuggets that stood out that I wasn't aware of is that the team is basically locking down the Pluto flyby plan over the next couple of months, we should know the approximate sequencing in October. Also the Pluto flyby distance could be as low as 3000km although it will probably be higher and he did inidicate that the initial plan was to fly down the middle between Pluto and Charon. I hadn't realised that it would be so close, for some reason I always assumed the flyby would be at a good few 10's of thousands of km out.
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post Jun 16 2007, 02:45 PM
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Yeah...that is considerably closer than I'd thought as well. For some reason, thought it was around 15,000 km.

The combination of low light & high relative velocity certainly will present a challenge for imaging during C/A.


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post Oct 2 2007, 03:54 PM
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QUOTE (Alan Stern @ Jun 1 2007, 06:19 PM) *
We will post the data at PDS as soon as the PDS certifies it.


Just posting here to say that, as far as I know, this data is supposed to be made public some time between October 1 (that is, yesterday) and November 1. Data hounds, keep checking http://pdssbn.astro.umd.edu/missions/newhorizons/index.html to see!

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post Oct 10 2007, 06:14 PM
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The initial results from New Horizons Jupiter encounter will be published in this week's issue of Science. Images from and a press release based on these papers are available on the New Horizons home page: http://pluto.jhuapl.edu


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post May 21 2008, 12:03 PM
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Storm Winds Blow in Jupiterís Little Red Spot

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Using data from NASAís New Horizons spacecraft and two telescopes at Earth, an international team of scientists has found that one of the solar systemís largest and newest storms Ė Jupiterís Little Red Spot Ė has some of the highest wind speeds ever detected on any planet.


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post May 21 2008, 05:55 PM
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Very interesting. For the record, HST just took a large set of related data http://archive.stsci.edu/proposal_search.p...st&id=11498
The proposal includes even more observations in July:
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Visit Status Report for 11498
Wed May 21 13:53:03 EDT 2008

Visit

Status

Targets

Configs

Start Time

End Time
01 Archived JUPITER-PREPASSAGE-WFPC2 WFPC2 May 15 2008 06:49:26 May 15 2008 07:45:43
02 Archived JUPITER-PREPASSAGE-WFPC2 WFPC2 May 15 2008 18:01:04 May 15 2008 18:57:21
03 Archived JUPITER-PREPASSAGE-NICMOS NIC1
NIC2 May 16 2008 03:36:45 May 16 2008 04:35:33

Visit

Status

Targets

Configs

Plan Windows
04 Implementation JUPITER-PASSAGE WFPC2 Jun 27, 2008 - Jun 29, 2008 (2008.179 - 2008.181)
05 Implementation JUPITER-POSTPASSAGE-WFPC2 WFPC2 Jul 7, 2008 - Jul 8, 2008 (2008.189 - 2008.190)
06 Implementation JUPITER-POSTPASSAGE-WFPC2 WFPC2 Jul 7, 2008 - Jul 8, 2008 (2008.189 - 2008.190)
07 Implementation JUPITER-POSTPASSAGE-NICMOS NIC1
NIC2 Jul 8, 2008 - Jul 9, 2008 (2008.190 - 2008.191)


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