Author Topic: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015  (Read 105796 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

Live Update Thread for the historic flyby of Pluto by New Horizons. This thread will be moved (with a placeholder here) to the Live Events section on Tuesday.

Feature Article for the event - by Chris Gebhardt:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/07/new-horizons-pluto-historic-kuiper-encounter/

New Horizons News Articles:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/?s=New+Horizons

General Master Threads (through the past number of years):
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=4221.0 - Updates since 2006.
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=36599.0 - Includes most recent milestones and discussion.

Party Thread:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=38015.0

Offline Chris Bergin

Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #1 on: 07/13/2015 09:18 PM »
Moved for live coverage tomorrow! Let's grab every screenshot we can, as this is a once in a lifetime event folks!

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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #2 on: 07/13/2015 09:20 PM »
This may have been linked to earlier... But this just gives me goose bumps!



The real thing looks like it could be even more surprising! :)
« Last Edit: 07/13/2015 09:21 PM by Lars-J »

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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #3 on: 07/13/2015 10:13 PM »
New Horizons Mission Update - July 13, 2015




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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #4 on: 07/13/2015 10:20 PM »
Current status - New Horizons pointed at Earth (downloading data).

Keith


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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #5 on: 07/13/2015 10:37 PM »
The 70m DSN antenna at Madrid is ready to pick up New Horizons' signal

https://eyes.nasa.gov/dsn/dsn.html
« Last Edit: 07/13/2015 10:40 PM by TheFallen »

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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #6 on: 07/13/2015 11:37 PM »
Transmission completed, back to science, Madrid waiting for down link.
Tony De La Rosa

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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #7 on: 07/13/2015 11:49 PM »
12 hours to closest approach.

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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #8 on: 07/14/2015 12:19 AM »
New Horizons principal investigator Alan Stern receiving a standing ovation at APL this afternoon.

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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #9 on: 07/14/2015 01:27 AM »
Here's a schedule of when we can expect to receive images and data from New Horizons as well as a good list of places to check for the most up to date news courtesy of Emily Lakdawalla of the Planetary Society.
http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2015/06240556-what-to-expect-new-horizons-pluto.html
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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #10 on: 07/14/2015 01:33 AM »
This may have been linked to earlier... But this just gives me goose bumps!

[youtube]aky9FFj4ybE[/youtube]

The real thing looks like it could be even more surprising! :)

That's an outstanding video, but it really should begin with Russia's Luna 1 flyby of the Moon in 1959.  That marked the true beginning of mankind's exploration of the solar system beyond Earth.  (Both the US and the USSR had three failed attempts during 1958, with the first one on August 17.  That was the very first attempt to launch a rocket to the Moon, and it deserves to be remembered.)
Nominal now means "Yeehah!!"

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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #11 on: 07/14/2015 01:35 AM »

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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #12 on: 07/14/2015 01:52 AM »
Less than 10 hours:
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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #13 on: 07/14/2015 03:13 AM »
They updated that video with a new "Extended Version":

New Horizons - [Extended Version]

Published on Jun 30, 2015
Ready to explore Pluto? NASAís New Horizons - the fastest spacecraft ever created - will speed past Pluto on July 14, 2015, beaming back high resolution photos (and invaluable data) of the dwarf planetís surface for the first time in human history.

Tony De La Rosa

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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #14 on: 07/14/2015 03:25 AM »
You know it's New Horizons' time to shine when four DSN antennas are ready to receive its bounty of data

https://eyes.nasa.gov/dsn/dsn.html

« Last Edit: 07/14/2015 03:35 AM by TheFallen »

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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #15 on: 07/14/2015 03:37 AM »
ALICE Scanning time
« Last Edit: 07/14/2015 03:38 AM by Ronpur50 »

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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #16 on: 07/14/2015 04:19 AM »
Goldstone is where the New Horizons party's at...

https://eyes.nasa.gov/dsn/dsn.html

EDIT: Canberra just crashed the party right after I posted this
« Last Edit: 07/14/2015 04:21 AM by TheFallen »

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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #17 on: 07/14/2015 04:29 AM »

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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #18 on: 07/14/2015 05:21 AM »
6.5 hours and 206,155 miles and closing! Off to bed now.

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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #19 on: 07/14/2015 05:24 AM »
I've combined the EYES, DSN, & latest data into a live stream if anyone wants to check it out.

http://twitch.tv/Astro_Zach
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