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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #260 on: 07/15/2015 02:03 AM »
Bill Harwood: Thoughts on telemetry lock

Bowman: Parent-child feeling, it was great.

Spaceflight Now: Next DSN pass, what expecting

Stern: Tomorrow morning ("NY Times Data Set"), 5:50 a.m. several hours.  10x imagery.  Pluto, Charon, & small satellites.

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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #261 on: 07/15/2015 02:07 AM »
Irene Klotz: Delta of location from expected to actual

Bowman: On track, time on track, location on track. 

Universe Today: New ways to use instruments unconceived prior to launch.

Stern: Looking at new targets, using ALICE for High Energy Electron detection.

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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #262 on: 07/15/2015 02:09 AM »
Kid: What is the extended mission goal.

Stern: Project team to explore primordial Kuiper Belt objects and to get funded.

Pretty sure John44 will have this whole thing posted soon, probably better to watch that than read these snippets.  A good, lighthearted event.

Grunsfeld shares a tweet from the President.
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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #263 on: 07/15/2015 02:12 AM »
Event concludes.

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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #264 on: 07/15/2015 02:13 AM »

AOS was 20:52:37 ET.

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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #265 on: 07/15/2015 02:14 AM »
Q&A begins:

Emily Lakdawalla: 
Q: What kind of data came down?
A: Engineering data

Bill Harwood:
Q: What did you feel when signal lock came in?
A: The signal was there for us to capture, so it was great.

Q: When does data download begin?
A: 1st pass begins at 5:50 am, will last for several hours. new images. 10 times higher resolution. Data includes Pluto, Charon.

Irene Klotz
Q: location of NH now, and how close at close encounter?
A: on track, following the path.

Ken Cramer
Q: New ways to use the science instruments, that have been out there so long?
A: changed flight plan to image new moons. ALICE searching for new signals in the Pluto system, based on the great sensitivity of the instrument.

Pluto Kid
Q: what are the goals of the extended mission?
A: There are two. To explore the Kuiper belt, and to get the funding to do so.

Alan Boyle (to Alice Bowman)
Q: What have you been doing all day?
A: Nothing to ease the tension. Nap; email; additional data checks; then became stressed while waiting for signal.

Last question:
Q: exactly what time did you receive the signal?
A: 8:52:37 ET

Final remarks from Dr. Grunsfeld:

"Special day. Everybody tired."

"I have a message from Pres. Obama."

'Pluto just had its first visitor. Thanks, NASA!'

[end of event]
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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #266 on: 07/15/2015 02:15 AM »
Adding this, since it seems to have been missed...

Ken Cramer (?) Universe today: New uses for science payload that weren't conceived at time of design/launch:

Stern: Yes, there are plans.
More moons first of all.

Jupiter's radiation belts: They "found out" that the detector on board (ALICE) could also detect MeV electrons. The now have a new mode for ALICE - which was calibrated with the help of Rosetta's ALICE flying by Earth (on a gravity assist) - called the HEAT mode - whereby they can now measure electron density profiles.
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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #268 on: 07/15/2015 01:24 PM »
New Horizons now talking to DSS 43 in Canberra and Voyager 1 is talking to DSS 45. Cool symbolism, past and future together.
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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #269 on: 07/15/2015 05:35 PM »
NASA ‏@NASA  8m8 minutes ago
Today is the day! @NASANewHorizons 1st #PlutoFlyby images revealed at 3pm ET briefing. Watch: http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv 

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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #270 on: 07/15/2015 05:37 PM »
A new image from Pluto, i think this one is from before closest approach taken on the 13th at 20:17 utc at a res of 0.8km

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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #271 on: 07/15/2015 05:44 PM »
A new image from Pluto, i think this one is from before closest approach taken on the 13th at 20:17 utc at a res of 0.8km


Yes. That's the "failsafe" image taken just before radio silence. The resolution is not 0.8 km. That high of resolution did not occur until much closer to closest approach. Perhaps you misread the range at which the image was captured which was identified as being 0.8 Mkm (800,000 km).
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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #272 on: 07/15/2015 05:57 PM »
Quote
"A new image from Pluto,"

I posted this before, but it's a far better quality image;

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-33524589

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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #273 on: 07/15/2015 06:03 PM »
A new image from Pluto, i think this one is from before closest approach taken on the 13th at 20:17 utc at a res of 0.8km


Yes. That's the "failsafe" image taken just before radio silence. The resolution is not 0.8 km. That high of resolution did not occur until much closer to closest approach. Perhaps you misread the range at which the image was captured which was identified as being 0.8 Mkm (800,000 km).

Ok, well we are going to see much better in a hour.
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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #274 on: 07/15/2015 06:58 PM »
So who wants some photos of Pluto! ;D

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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #275 on: 07/15/2015 07:02 PM »
Going through the planets, with jokes aplenty.

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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #276 on: 07/15/2015 07:03 PM »
Alan Stern up now. Oh, not yet, this PAO wants to ramble on a bit more. Webcast is out of sync and not great quality too.

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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #277 on: 07/15/2015 07:05 PM »
Grunsfeld: Was worried no one would show up....NOT.
Slideshow looping through all 'major' celestial bodies, with the images from the spacecraft which visited them.
After Venus - "If anybody doesn't recognise the next planet, I'd like you to leave the room.. security will escort you to Area 51"
"This is the red planet, Mars - from Hubble.. you know I had to get a Hubble image in there somewhere.."
(Voyager image of Uranus) - "Somebody made a wisecrack that I put this in sideways.."

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Turning it over to Alan Stern


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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #279 on: 07/15/2015 07:08 PM »
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