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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 teep Flyby (Pluto · 2014 MU69)
Operator NASA
COSPAR ID 2006-001A
SATCAT no. 28928
Wabsteix pluto.jhuapl.edu
nasa.gov/newhorizons
Mission duration Primary mission: 9.5 years
Elapsed: 13 years and 10 months
Spacecraft properties
Manufacturer APL / SwRI
Launch mass 478 kg (1,054 lb)
Dry mass 401 kg (884 lb)
Peylaid mass 30.4 kg (67 lb)
Dimensions 2.2 × 2.1 × 2.7 m (7.2 × 6.9 × 8.9 ft)
Pouer 228 watts
Stairt o mission
Launch date January 19, 2006, 19:00 (2006-01-19UTC19) UTC
Rocket Atlas V 551
Launch steid Cape Canaveral SLC-41
Contractor United Launch Alliance
Fleebi o Muin
Closest approach January 20, 2006, 04:00 UTC
Distance 189,916 km (118,008 mi)
Fleebi o (132524) APL (incidental)
Closest approach June 13, 2006, 04:05 UTC
Distance 101,867 km (63,297 mi)
Fleebi o Jupiter (gravity assist)
Closest approach February 28, 2007, 05:43:40 UTC
Distance 2,300,000 km (1,400,000 mi)
Fleebi o Pluto
Closest approach July 14, 2015, 11:49:57 UTC
Distance 12,500 km (7,800 mi)
Fleebi o 2014 MU69
Closest approach January 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.