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Old 09-13-2008, 07:41 AM   #16
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*whistles appreciatively*

It's astounding to think that you can transmit data over that distance with radiowaves and not have any corruption or anything!
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Old 10-07-2008, 02:53 PM   #17
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Pluto Mission News
October 7, 2008
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The PI's Perspective: 1,000 Days on the Road to Pluto – Time Flies and So Does New Horizons!

October 15 will be the 1,000th day of flight for NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft. In his latest blog entry, mission Principal Investigator Alan Stern looks back on the flurry of activity since New Horizons’ incredible launch in January 2006, and brings us up to speed on the progress of Annual Checkout 2, which the New Horizons team is conducting through mid-December.

Click here for the full story, or visit: http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/overview/piPerspective.php.



New Horizons at 1,000 Days: What Do You Think?

Can you believe that next week, New Horizons will be 1,000 days into its historic voyage to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt? There’s still a ways to go – more than 2,400 days until the arrival at Pluto – but New Horizons has already marked several accomplishments: the fastest launch from Earth, the first pictures of asteroid APL, the pinpoint gravity assist and breathtaking science encounter at Jupiter.

What’s your take on where New Horizons has been, and where it’s headed? Use our online form to share your thoughts and reflections – in 200 words or less – on the mission’s first 1,000 days “on the road” to Pluto and beyond. Then keep an eye on the New Horizons Web site for the responses.

Click here for the form, or visit: http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/eForms/1000Days.php.




New Horizons is the first mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt of rocky, icy objects beyond. Principal Investigator Alan Stern leads a mission team that includes the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Southwest Research Institute, Ball Aerospace Corporation, the Boeing Company, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Stanford University, KinetX, Inc., Lockheed Martin Corporation, University of Colorado, the U.S. Department of Energy, and a number of other firms, NASA centers and university partners. For more information on the mission, visit http://pluto.jhuapl.edu.



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Old 10-24-2008, 05:39 AM   #18
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October 23, 2008
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The PI's Perspective: Nine Mementos to the Ninth Planet

You might have heard that New Horizons was carrying several commemorative items from Earth on its voyage to Pluto and beyond -- some of them have even been featured on the New Horizons Web site. But do you know what they are? For the first time, New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern covers the complete list of nine mementos placed on the spacecraft.

Read the full story here, or visit: http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/overview/piPerspective.php?page=piPerspective_10_23_2008.


New Horizons at 1,000 Days: What Do You Think?

Last week, New Horizons reached the 1,000-day mark of its journey to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. That there's more than 2,400 days until the arrival at Pluto tells you enough about just how long a journey this is – but New Horizons has already marked several accomplishments: the fastest launch from Earth, the first pictures of asteroid APL, the pinpoint gravity assist and science encounter in the Jupiter system.

We'd like to hear your take on where New Horizons has been, and where it’s headed. Use our online form to share your thoughts and reflections – in 200 words or less – on the mission’s first 1,000 days “on the road” to Pluto and beyond. Then, check back in with the New Horizons Web site for the latest responses.

Click here for the form, or visit: http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/eForms/1000Days.php.
Read what others have to say, at http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/eForms/1000DaysResponses.php.




New Horizons is the first mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt of rocky, icy objects beyond. Principal Investigator Alan Stern leads a mission team that includes the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Southwest Research Institute, Ball Aerospace Corporation, the Boeing Company, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Stanford University, KinetX, Inc., Lockheed Martin Corporation, University of Colorado, the U.S. Department of Energy, and a number of other firms, NASA centers and university partners. For more information on the mission, visit http://pluto.jhuapl.edu.
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November 8, 2008
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SETI Radio Telescopes Track New Horizons

The New Horizons spacecraft has a new “audience” for the electronic signals it beams back to Earth.

In a successful demonstration of its growing capabilities, the Allen Telescope Array detected transmissions from New Horizons while the spacecraft was more than a billion miles from home. The SETI Institute routinely observes spacecraft such as New Horizons, which serve as an excellent test signal for confirming the correct functioning and effectiveness of the SETI signal-detection systems.
For the full story, visit: http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/news_center/news/110708.php.

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New Horizons is the first mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt of rocky, icy objects beyond. Principal Investigator Alan Stern leads a mission team that includes the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Southwest Research Institute, Ball Aerospace Corporation, the Boeing Company, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Stanford University, KinetX, Inc., Lockheed Martin Corporation, University of Colorado, the U.S. Department of Energy, and a number of other firms, NASA centers and university partners. For more information on the mission, visit http://pluto.jhuapl.edu.

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It must be a Freudian thing - I always read that as the Alien Telescope Array
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Old 12-20-2008, 08:15 AM   #21
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December 19, 2008
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New Horizons Earns a Holiday

After an intense annual checkout – more like a deep-space workout – New Horizons and its Earth-bound team are getting some well-deserved rest. New Horizons operators at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) eased the spacecraft into electronic hibernation on Dec. 16, wrapping up nearly four months of system tests, instrument calibrations, data collecting and software upgrades.

“I'm in awe of all the team accomplished during this checkout – multiple software uploads, full spacecraft and payload checkouts, instrument calibrations and new capability tests, star-tracker imaging, trajectory tracking refinement, science measurements and more,” says New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern.

Read the full story at http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/news_center/news/121908.php.



What's New Horizons Doing? Keep in Touch on Twitter!

Need more New Horizons news than our Web updates or PI's blog? Learn what New Horizons is doing on our Twitter site, http://twitter.com/newhorizons2015. You can visit the site from time to time, or sign up for instant notices of new postings.

For more on Twitter, visit http://twitter.com/.



Pluto Pals

As New Horizons celebrates its third launch anniversary next month, we’ll be wishing a “happy birthday” to the New Horizons Kids Club! The club has room for a few older Pluto Pals, so if you know a child who was born on January 19, 1996, please contact us at [email protected]. Visit the New Horizons Kids Club page for more information.




New Horizons is the first mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt of rocky, icy objects beyond. Principal Investigator Alan Stern leads a mission team that includes the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Southwest Research Institute, Ball Aerospace Corporation, the Boeing Company, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Stanford University, KinetX, Inc., Lockheed Martin Corporation, University of Colorado, the U.S. Department of Energy, and a number of other firms, NASA centers and university partners. For more information on the mission, visit http://pluto.jhuapl.edu.





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January 5, 2009
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The PI's Perspective: Welcome to Mid-Cruise!

With another annual checkout completed and the third launch anniversary approaching, New Horizons enters the second of three "cruise phases" on its voyage to Pluto. In his first posting of the new year, mission Principal Investigator Alan Stern takes a look at where the New Horizons spacecraft and team have been, what they're up to now, and where they're headed.

Read the full story here, or visit: http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/overview/piPerspective.php?page=piPerspective_1_5_2009.



New Horizons is the first mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt of rocky, icy objects beyond. Principal Investigator Alan Stern leads a mission team that includes the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Southwest Research Institute, Ball Aerospace Corporation, the Boeing Company, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Stanford University, KinetX, Inc., Lockheed Martin Corporation, University of Colorado, the U.S. Department of Energy, and a number of other firms, NASA centers and university partners. For more information on the mission, visit http://pluto.jhuapl.edu.

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Arrival at Pluto: High noon (GMT) on Tuesday, July 14, 2015! (Artwork by Dan Durda and Ken Moscati)




Also a nice precis for the mission. Hope they can keep the data flowing!



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Old 01-20-2009, 10:48 AM   #23
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January 19, 2009
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Launch Plus Three Years: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

On the anniversary of New Horizons’ launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on January 19, 2006, mission team members reflect on liftoff, a busy first three years of flight and the ongoing voyage to Pluto and beyond. "History is hard to see when you are making it," says New Horizons science team member Ralph McNutt, of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. "But that is what the New Horizons team has done and continues to do."

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http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/news_center/news/20090119_ann.php?page=20090119_ann_01




New Horizons is the first mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt of rocky, icy objects beyond. Principal Investigator Alan Stern leads a mission team that includes the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Southwest Research Institute, Ball Aerospace Corporation, the Boeing Company, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Stanford University, KinetX, Inc., Lockheed Martin Corporation, University of Colorado, the U.S. Department of Energy, and a number of other firms, NASA centers and university partners. For more information on the mission, visit http://pluto.jhuapl.edu.




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New Horizons Detects Neptune’s Moon Triton

Add another moon to the New Horizons photo gallery: the spacecraft’s Long Range Reconnaissance Imager detected Triton, the largest of Neptune’s 13 known moons, during last fall’s annual spacecraft checkout. “We wanted to test LORRI’s ability to measure a faint object near a much brighter one using a special tracking mode, and the Neptune-Triton pair perfectly fit the bill,” says New Horizons Project Scientist Hal Weaver, of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md.

See the images and read the full story at: http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/news_center/news/031209.php.



Mission Madness: Send New Horizons to NASA's Final Four!

New Horizons is about to run the floor with with some of NASA’s most famous missions – and you can help it come out on top. The online NASA “Mission Madness” tournament pits 64 past, present and future missions against each other in four divisions. Fans can vote for their favorites and the top vote-getters move on to the next round.

Each round includes two days of voting; the voting for round one begins March 19. Fans can vote as many times as they like while polls are open, and with New Horizons drawing a tough opener against Gemini IV (the first American spacewalk), the first mission to Pluto is counting on your support!

Check out the brackets today at: http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/missionmadness/teaser.html





New Horizons is the first mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt of rocky, icy objects beyond. Principal Investigator Alan Stern leads a mission team that includes the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Southwest Research Institute, Ball Aerospace Corporation, the Boeing Company, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Stanford University, KinetX, Inc., Lockheed Martin Corporation, University of Colorado, the U.S. Department of Energy, and a number of other firms, NASA centers and university partners. For more information on the mission, visit http://pluto.jhuapl.edu.
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How soon is it going to cross Uranus' orbit?
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New Horizons passes the orbit of Uranus on March 18, 2011.
Projected Orbit Crossing Dates



Neptune: August 24, 2014

Pluto: July 14, 2015

http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/mission/pass...ts_current.php

Only three years to go!

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March 19, 2009
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The PI’s Perspective: One-Third Down

On the mission flight-time calendar, New Horizons is exactly one-third of the way through its journey to Pluto. New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern provides a mission update and ponders something for the next big milestone: just where (or when) is the halfway point in this historic voyage?

Read the full story here, or visit: http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/overview/piPerspective.php?page=piPerspective_3_19_2009.






NASA Mission Madness Begins: Vote Today!

Voting for the first round of NASA’s Mission Madness tournament is under way, with New Horizons matched against Gemini IV in a first-round “Horizons” region game. Help push the first mission to Pluto into the second round!

Check out the brackets and vote for New Horizons today (and tomorrow) at: http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/missionmadness/bracket.html.





New Horizons is the first mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt of rocky, icy objects beyond. Principal Investigator Alan Stern leads a mission team that includes the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Southwest Research Institute, Ball Aerospace Corporation, the Boeing Company, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Stanford University, KinetX, Inc., Lockheed Martin Corporation, University of Colorado, the U.S. Department of Energy, and a number of other firms, NASA centers and university partners. For more information on the mission, visit http://pluto.jhuapl.edu.



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March 24, 2009
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NASA Mission Madness: Send New Horizons to Round 3


Having cruised past Gemini IV in the tournament opener, New Horizons is locked into a tight battle with STS-1 in the second round of NASA’s “Mission Madness” contest. Today is the last day to vote in the second round, so don’t forget to cast your vote for the first mission to Pluto, and send New Horizons on to Round 3!

There are no limits to the amount of votes you can cast – just a couple of mouse clicks on “New Horizons” in the “Horizon” region bracket will register a vote. Visit the tournament site at http://mission-madness.nasa.gov/mm/bracket.html, and thanks again for supporting New Horizons!




New Horizons is the first mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt of rocky, icy objects beyond. Principal Investigator Alan Stern leads a mission team that includes the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Southwest Research Institute, Ball Aerospace Corporation, the Boeing Company, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Stanford University, KinetX, Inc., Lockheed Martin Corporation, University of Colorado, the U.S. Department of Energy, and a number of other firms, NASA centers and university partners. For more information on the mission, visit http://pluto.jhuapl.edu.
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May 11, 2009
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New Horizons Team Remembers Venetia Phair, the ‘Girl Who Named Pluto’

The New Horizons team is fondly remembering Venetia Burney Phair, the “little girl” who named Pluto, who died April 30 at her home in England at age 90. “Venetia's interest and success in naming Pluto as a schoolgirl caught the attention of the world and earned her a place in the history of planetary astronomy that lives on,” says New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern.

In 2006, the New Horizons team named the spacecraft's student dust counter instrument in her honor, calling it the "Venetia Burney Student Dust Counter."

For the full story, visit: http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/news_center/news/20090508.php.



New Horizons is the first mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt of rocky, icy objects beyond. Principal Investigator Alan Stern leads a mission team that includes the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Southwest Research Institute, Ball Aerospace Corporation, the Boeing Company, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Stanford University, KinetX, Inc., Lockheed Martin Corporation, University of Colorado, the U.S. Department of Energy, and a number of other firms, NASA centers and university partners. For more information on the mission, visit http://pluto.jhuapl.edu.


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Pluto Mission News
May 20, 2009
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The PI’s Perspective: Ever Plan Ahead? How About Six Years Ahead?

For the New Horizons team, it’s never too early to plan ahead. In his latest PI Perspective posting, mission Principal Investigator Alan Stern describes the team’s intense work to design every step of the Pluto encounter – even though the spacecraft is more than six years and just over 18 astronomical units from the Pluto system.

visit: http://pluto.jhuapl.edu./overview/pi...tive_5_20_2009


New Horizons is the first mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt of rocky, icy objects beyond. Principal Investigator Alan Stern leads a mission team that includes the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Southwest Research Institute, Ball Aerospace Corporation, the Boeing Company, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Stanford University, KinetX, Inc., Lockheed Martin Corporation, University of Colorado, the U.S. Department of Energy, and a number of other firms, NASA centers and university partners. For more information on the mission, visit http://pluto.jhuapl.edu.

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