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cIclops
post Feb 8 2005, 02:09 PM
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Yes it's happening after all these years, the mission to the last planet!

And maybe to celebrate the confirmation of budget, NASA approval preparations and the fueling of the RTG (radioisotope thermoelectric generator), there is an updated web site at http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/

Launch will be January 2006 with arrival at the Pluto Charon system July 2015 (mark your calender!) and then on through the Kuiper belt during 2016-2020 and beyond.

20.8-centimeter telescope for 100m resolution at closest approach
IR/UV spectrometers
2 x 8GB data recorders
data rate: 768 bps (sic) to 70m DSN
465kg including fuel
$650m

336 days to launch


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- cIclops   New Horizons   Feb 8 2005, 02:09 PM
- - djellison   768 bps isnt too bad actually given say an 8 hr D...   Feb 8 2005, 04:17 PM
- - gpurcell   Yeah, but in 2015 we'll be posting on a BBS wh...   Feb 10 2005, 11:19 PM
- - remcook   ...but will it survive a decade in space? hey, mos...   Feb 11 2005, 04:10 PM
- - BruceMoomaw   It is still touch and go whether NH will be launch...   Feb 14 2005, 10:32 AM
- - cIclops   Audio interview with Hew Horizons (NH) Principle I...   Feb 15 2005, 05:41 PM
- - Alan Stern   Attached is a picture of New Horizons in build fro...   Feb 19 2005, 04:25 PM
- - lyford   QUOTE (Alan Stern @ Feb 19 2005, 08:25 AM)Att...   Feb 19 2005, 06:39 PM
- - dot.dk   Remember to send your name to Pluto http://plu...   Feb 19 2005, 06:48 PM
- - Alan Stern   New Horizons is being assembled at Johns Hopkins, ...   Feb 19 2005, 06:53 PM
- - remcook   Great news! thanks for the input Alan...didn...   Feb 19 2005, 07:53 PM
- - Alan Stern   Well, PIs are just people as far as I can tell. ...   Feb 19 2005, 08:02 PM
- - DEChengst   Alan, can you give an update on the RTG status ?   Feb 19 2005, 09:05 PM
- - Alan Stern   The RTG and the necessary fuel are both in good sh...   Feb 19 2005, 09:09 PM
- - DEChengst   QUOTE (Alan Stern @ Feb 19 2005, 09:09 PM)The...   Feb 19 2005, 09:15 PM
- - djellison   'Good' News isnt sexy. If the US media is ...   Feb 19 2005, 10:54 PM
- - cIclops   QUOTE (DEChengst @ Feb 19 2005, 09:15 PM)Why ...   Feb 20 2005, 08:00 AM
- - cIclops   QUOTE (Alan Stern @ Feb 19 2005, 09:09 PM)The...   Feb 20 2005, 08:16 AM
- - Sunspot   Short article on New Horizons at the Planetary Soc...   Feb 20 2005, 12:35 PM
- - Alan Stern   Given the 190+tad Watts at Pluto, how far out will...   Feb 20 2005, 03:10 PM
- - DEChengst   About the 768 bit/sec datarate at Pluto: Is this w...   Feb 20 2005, 04:15 PM
- - Alan Stern   Yes, the 768 bps is for the current system-- 70 m ...   Feb 20 2005, 09:40 PM
- - cIclops   Thank you for such fast and succinct replies Alan....   Feb 21 2005, 08:56 AM
- - alan   QUOTE (DEChengst @ Feb 19 2005, 09:15 PM)QUOT...   Feb 21 2005, 09:22 AM
- - cIclops   QUOTE (alan @ Feb 21 2005, 09:22 AM)The short...   Feb 21 2005, 09:50 AM
- - BruceMoomaw   The Feb. 17 "Nature" has a news item on ...   Feb 21 2005, 10:09 AM
- - DEChengst   QUOTE (Alan Stern @ Feb 20 2005, 09:40 PM)You...   Feb 21 2005, 05:27 PM
- - Guest   The autonomy software is a rule-based system being...   Feb 22 2005, 12:36 AM
- - cIclops   QUOTE (Guest @ Feb 22 2005, 12:36 AM)The auto...   Feb 22 2005, 06:48 AM
- - Alan Stern   QUOTE (cIclops @ Feb 22 2005, 06:48 AM)Ten ye...   Feb 22 2005, 01:09 PM
- - cIclops   QUOTE (Alan Stern @ Feb 22 2005, 01:09 PM)It...   Feb 22 2005, 02:02 PM
- - chris   QUOTE Ten years is a very long time in the softwar...   Feb 22 2005, 03:12 PM
- - djellison   QUOTE (Alan Stern @ Feb 19 2005, 04:25 PM)Att...   Feb 23 2005, 12:10 PM
- - Borek   What spacecraft stabilization will be used during ...   Feb 23 2005, 01:07 PM
- - djellison   Well - attitude is all done with thrusters (no rea...   Feb 23 2005, 01:38 PM
- - Alan Stern   Yes, we spin most of cruise, stopping only rarely....   Feb 23 2005, 02:20 PM
- - cIclops   For those interested in how such things are done n...   Feb 25 2005, 07:10 PM
- - Alan Stern   For those interested, various interesting informat...   Feb 27 2005, 05:18 PM
- - MiniTES   Dr. Stern, what, if any, flyby science are you pla...   Feb 27 2005, 09:18 PM
- - Alan Stern   Extensive Jupiter system science is planned-- a gr...   Feb 28 2005, 01:02 AM
- - tedstryk   I have read that closest approach won't be too...   Feb 28 2005, 01:37 AM
- - MiniTES   QUOTE (tedstryk @ Feb 28 2005, 01:37 AM)I hav...   Feb 28 2005, 01:43 AM
- - Alan Stern   All this depends on which day in Jan 2006 we launc...   Feb 28 2005, 03:12 AM
- - tedstryk   Assuming there are no delays from Jan 2006, what k...   Feb 28 2005, 03:25 AM
- - BruceMoomaw   I attended the 2003 DPS meeting -- and, specifical...   Feb 28 2005, 06:25 AM
- - BruceMoomaw   By "much better spectra", of course I me...   Feb 28 2005, 06:28 AM
- - Alan Stern   The LORRI imager's resolution on Io, dependin...   Feb 28 2005, 07:36 AM
- - tedstryk   That should be good to look for changes at smaller...   Feb 28 2005, 02:36 PM
- - DEChengst   QUOTE (BruceMoomaw @ Feb 28 2005, 06:25 AM)I ...   Feb 28 2005, 05:11 PM
- - BruceMoomaw   Oh, yes -- although, since NH's bit rate will ...   Mar 1 2005, 06:22 AM
- - cIclops   QUOTE (BruceMoomaw @ Mar 1 2005, 06:22 AM)Oh,...   Mar 1 2005, 07:39 AM
- - tedstryk   New Horizons does have much more storage capacity ...   Mar 1 2005, 10:49 AM
- - Alan Stern   New Horizons will be able to transmit at 37 Kbps f...   Mar 1 2005, 12:11 PM
- - tedstryk   You mentioned a distant Centaur flyby. Assuming t...   Mar 1 2005, 12:45 PM
- - Alan Stern   Ted, 2002 GO will be 2.7 AU awa-- good OpNav prac...   Mar 1 2005, 12:52 PM
- - MiniTES   Has any thought been given to what Kupier Belt obj...   Mar 1 2005, 03:20 PM
- - Alan Stern   A lot of work has gone into KBO flyby planning. NH...   Mar 1 2005, 10:07 PM
- - djellison   Now leave the man alone so he can go and finish it...   Mar 1 2005, 11:29 PM
- - Alan Stern   Doug- Thanks, I do have a day job-- in fact, three...   Mar 1 2005, 11:44 PM
- - tedstryk   I think I speak for everyone here in saying that w...   Mar 2 2005, 12:52 AM
- - MiniTES   QUOTE (tedstryk @ Mar 2 2005, 12:52 AM)I thin...   Mar 2 2005, 02:07 AM
- - lyford   QUOTE (MiniTES @ Mar 1 2005, 06:07 PM)QUOTE (...   Mar 2 2005, 04:03 AM
- - djellison   Perhaps we should start a thread and just submit q...   Mar 2 2005, 08:47 AM
- - DEChengst   QUOTE (Alan Stern @ Mar 1 2005, 11:44 PM)Mayb...   Mar 2 2005, 05:13 PM
- - Roby72   Alan, I also most appreciate your interest in our...   Mar 2 2005, 10:45 PM
- - cIclops   QUOTE (Roby72 @ Mar 2 2005, 10:45 PM)......   Mar 3 2005, 10:53 AM
- - cIclops   Alan has written a new piece updating the status o...   Mar 4 2005, 07:25 AM
- - john_s   Hi- this is John Spencer, frequent lurker (and occ...   Mar 9 2005, 12:10 AM
- - cIclops   QUOTE (john_s @ Mar 9 2005, 12:10 AM)Hi- this...   Mar 9 2005, 10:14 AM
- - lyford   Welcome John - let the interrogation begin!   Mar 9 2005, 11:12 PM
- - clemmentine   Thank you, john_s, for taking the time to answer o...   Mar 10 2005, 06:11 AM
- - john_s   QUOTE (clemmentine @ Mar 10 2005, 06:11 AM)Ac...   Mar 10 2005, 07:32 AM
- - Alan Stern   Sports fans-- Updated NH mission and payload Power...   Mar 13 2005, 05:32 PM
- - cIclops   QUOTE (Alan Stern @ Mar 13 2005, 05:32 PM)Upd...   Mar 13 2005, 06:44 PM
- - Alan Stern   Outbound is less interesting. as Pluto is a cresce...   Mar 13 2005, 06:55 PM
- - cIclops   Thanks for the fast reply, too fast for this edit ...   Mar 13 2005, 06:57 PM
- - Alan Stern   Yes, very perceptive. Back in 2001, we carefully c...   Mar 13 2005, 07:09 PM
- - Alan Stern   There are several new NH downloads including an EP...   Mar 18 2005, 09:39 AM
- - MiniTES   QUOTE (Alan Stern @ Mar 18 2005, 09:39 AM)The...   Mar 20 2005, 01:57 AM
- - lyford   QUOTE (Alan Stern @ Mar 18 2005, 01:39 AM)The...   Mar 20 2005, 06:28 PM
|- - imran   Public Hearings Set for Pluto Mission QUOTE ...   Mar 22 2005, 06:46 PM
|- - Alan Stern   Thanks for the best wishes, enjoy the download can...   Mar 23 2005, 04:12 PM
- - djellison   Ahh - good 'ol Shake and Bake. I saw the flig...   Mar 23 2005, 04:28 PM
- - imran   Press Briefing To Be Held March 29 for Pluto New H...   Mar 24 2005, 10:02 PM
|- - MiniTES   QUOTE (imran @ Mar 24 2005, 10:02 PM)Press Br...   Mar 26 2005, 11:08 PM
|- - dvandorn   QUOTE (MiniTES @ Mar 26 2005, 05:08 PM)These ...   Mar 26 2005, 11:29 PM
- - djellison   I wonder what would happen if the public knew of a...   Mar 26 2005, 11:42 PM
|- - dvandorn   QUOTE (djellison @ Mar 26 2005, 05:42 PM)I wo...   Mar 26 2005, 11:57 PM
- - BruceMoomaw   Personally -- and speaking as someone who (to my c...   Mar 27 2005, 12:22 AM
|- - MiniTES   QUOTE (BruceMoomaw @ Mar 27 2005, 12:22 AM)Pe...   Mar 29 2005, 07:29 PM
- - cIclops   Redux an earlier post. While browsing through the ...   Mar 29 2005, 08:54 PM
- - Decepticon   During the jupiter flyby will we be doing Moon sci...   Mar 29 2005, 10:32 PM
|- - john_s   QUOTE (Decepticon @ Mar 29 2005, 10:32 PM)Dur...   Mar 30 2005, 12:40 AM
- - Decepticon   Thanks for the quick answer! As long as glob...   Mar 30 2005, 02:33 PM
|- - john_s   QUOTE (Decepticon @ Mar 30 2005, 02:33 PM)As ...   Mar 30 2005, 05:01 PM
- - Sunspot   I want to see Io...... ....I miss Galileo   Mar 30 2005, 05:23 PM
|- - tedstryk   I do too. I would like to see a Galileo-2 type mi...   Mar 30 2005, 07:54 PM
- - Decepticon   I'm curious if there is a trajectory map is av...   Mar 31 2005, 02:45 AM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (Decepticon @ Mar 31 2005, 02:45 AM)I...   Mar 31 2005, 07:53 AM
- - cIclops   With its 20cm scope NH will be able to perform a p...   Apr 3 2005, 09:09 PM
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