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New Horizons
« on: 08/11/2005 02:30 AM »

How many years in the making was this mission? I can remember things being said about this mission ever since I was old enough to get interested in space missions. Here is some information:

The primary launch window is January 11 - February 14, 2006. If New Horizons is launched within the first 23 days of the primary launch window, then it will use a Jupiter gravity assist in early 2007, coming 3 to 4 times closer to Jupiter than Cassini-Huygens did enroute to Saturn. If New Horizons is launched within the last 12 days of the primary launch window, then it will fly directly to Pluto-Charon. There is also a secondary launch window starting February 2 and ending February 17. If launched then, New Horizons will also have to fly a direct route to its destination.

For more information:

http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/index.php

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RE: New Horizons
« Reply #1 on: 08/11/2005 02:40 AM »
Below they are attaching the antenna to New Horizons in John Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab (APL). 
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RE: New Horizons
« Reply #2 on: 08/11/2005 02:58 AM »
This might give you a better idea of the timeline and trajectory...
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RE: New Horizons
« Reply #3 on: 08/11/2005 03:03 AM »
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RE: New Horizons
« Reply #4 on: 08/11/2005 05:10 AM »
Cool info.
Let's go and explore space.

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