New Horizons is an interplanetary space probe that was launched as a part of NASA's New Frontiers programme.[1]

New Horizons
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New Horizons space probe
Mission teepFlyby (Pluto · 2014 MU69)
OperatorNASA
COSPAR ID2006-001A
SATCAT no.28928
Wabsteixpluto.jhuapl.edu
nasa.gov/newhorizons
Mission durationPrimary mission: 9.5 years
Elapsed: 14 years, 3 months and 22 days
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerAPL / SwRI
Launch mass478 kg (1,054 lb)
Dry mass401 kg (884 lb)
Peylaid mass30.4 kg (67 lb)
Dimensions2.2 × 2.1 × 2.7 m (7.2 × 6.9 × 8.9 ft)
Pouer228 watts
Stairt o mission
Launch dateJanuary 19, 2006, 19:00 (2006-01-19UTC19) UTC
RocketAtlas V 551
Launch steidCape Canaveral SLC-41
ContractorUnited Launch Alliance
Fleebi o Muin
Closest approachJanuary 20, 2006, 04:00 UTC
Distance189,916 km (118,008 mi)
Fleebi o (132524) APL (incidental)
Closest approachJune 13, 2006, 04:05 UTC
Distance101,867 km (63,297 mi)
Fleebi o Jupiter (gravity assist)
Closest approachFebruary 28, 2007, 05:43:40 UTC
Distance2,300,000 km (1,400,000 mi)
Fleebi o Pluto
Closest approachJuly 14, 2015, 11:49:57 UTC
Distance12,500 km (7,800 mi)
Fleebi o 2014 MU69
Closest approachJanuary 1, 2019
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ReferencesEedit

  1. Chang, Kenneth (July 18, 2015). "The Long, Strange Trip to Pluto, and How NASA Nearly Missed It". New York Times. Retrieved July 19, 2015.