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Old 05-22-2009, 06:41 AM   #31
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Old 05-22-2009, 06:50 AM   #32
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For the last entry? They do here.

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Old 05-22-2009, 10:50 AM   #33
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 For the last entry? They do here.

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I've had this before with your updates. When I hover over the link I get this:
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mhtml:{188F19B6-9F1D-4E0E-8AE0-6CFF966039CD}mid://00000190/!x-usc:http://pluto.jhuapl.edu./overview/piPerspective.php?page=piPerspective_5_20_2009
If I cut/paste the part starting with "http://" into the my browsers address bar, I get the intended link. I'm not sure where you are getting those links from (an html email?) but mhtml does not have wide support: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mhtml

EDIT: I should say that this mission amazes me. Looking at the encounter drawing, the probe will have travelled for nearly 3500 days and in the matter of hours its primary mission will be over.
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Old 05-22-2009, 10:59 AM   #34
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I subscribe to their e-mail list, I'll check the future ones.

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Old 05-22-2009, 12:46 PM   #35
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How close will it come to the planet?
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Old 05-22-2009, 01:09 PM   #36
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 I've had this before with your updates. When I hover over the link I get this:
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mhtml:{188F19B6-9F1D-4E0E-8AE0-6CFF966039CD}mid://00000190/!x-usc:http://pluto.jhuapl.edu./overview/piPerspective.php?page=piPerspective_5_20_2009
If I cut/paste the part starting with "http://" into the my browsers address bar, I get the intended link. I'm not sure where you are getting those links from (an html email?) but mhtml does not have wide support: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mhtml

EDIT: I should say that this mission amazes me. Looking at the encounter drawing, the probe will have travelled for nearly 3500 days and in the matter of hours its primary mission will be over.
Or you could highlight the actual text of the link in the post and do a c & p into the address bar to get around that...
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Old 05-22-2009, 01:20 PM   #37
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 How close will it come to the planet?
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Planned Pluto closest approach distance and speed:
About 10,000 kilometers (6,200 miles) at 14 kilometers per second (31,300 miles per hour).
Planned Charon closest approach and speed: About 27,000 kilometers (16,800 miles) at same approximate Pluto flyby speed.
From the Mission Guide pdf.
http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/common/conte...ssionGuide.pdf

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Old 07-09-2009, 07:26 AM   #38
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Rise and Shine: New Horizons Wakes for Annual Checkout

New Horizons is up from the longest nap of its cruise to Pluto, as operators “woke” the spacecraft from hibernation yesterday for its annual series of checkouts and tests.

The actual wake-up call went in months ago; the commands for New Horizons to power up and reawaken its hibernating systems were radioed to its computer before it entered hibernation on December 16, 2008. During hibernation, as the spacecraft traveled almost 200 million miles toward its goal — the Pluto system — New Horizons sent back weekly status reports as well as biweekly engineering telemetry reports.

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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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New Horizons is now 1.19 billion miles (nearly 1.92 billion kilometers) from Earth, speeding away from the Sun at just over 10 miles per second. At that distance, radio signals (traveling at light speed) from home need an hour and 46 minutes to reach the spacecraft. The spacecraft is scheduled to complete ACO-3 and re-enter hibernation on August 27.
Suspicous timing, maybe its an Ashes fan?

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Old 07-16-2009, 06:40 AM   #39
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Pluto Mission News
July 14, 2009
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The PI’s Perspective: A Summer’s Work, Far from Home

The work is fun but it never ends on the New Horizons mission — particularly when the team conducts its annual spacecraft checkout. Principal Investigator Alan Stern brings us up to speed on “ACO-3” and offers a look ahead at several additional spacecraft activities.

For the full story, visit: http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/overview/piPerspective.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
August 28, 2009
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New Horizons Checks Out, Enters Hibernation

The New Horizons mission team has closed out a successful summer workout, putting its Pluto-bound spacecraft back into hibernation on Aug. 27 after seven weeks of functional tests and system checks.

The mission’s third annual checkout (ACO-3), which started July 7, “went very well,” says Mission System Engineer Chris Hersman, of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. “New Horizons is in good shape.”

Principal Investigator Alan Stern, of the Southwest Research Institute, says ACO-3 was less “cluttered and complex” than previous ACOs – kept simple to let mission engineers and scientists focus on Pluto-encounter planning. Still, it was productive: the team performed functional checkouts of all seven science instruments and every spacecraft subsystem, including the primary and backup hardware in each system; carefully tracked the spacecraft to refine its knowledge of New Horizons’ trajectory; and uploaded the computer instructions that will guide New Horizons through hibernation.

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The Pluto Energetic Particle Spectrometer Science Investigation (PEPSSI) and Solar Wind at Pluto (SWAP) instruments also accumulated about a day’s worth of data on the interplanetary gases and particles around the spacecraft – currently 1.33 billion miles (2.13 billion kilometers) from the Sun, nearly halfway between the orbits of Saturn and Uranus, more than 14 times the distance between Earth and the Sun.

The team will pull New Horizons out of hibernation for 10 days starting on Nov. 9, for a set of maneuvers that keep Earth in the beam of the spacecraft’s antenna. “It’s an adjustment we have to make as Earth moves around the Sun and New Horizons moves farther along on its path toward Pluto,” Hersman says.


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 09-04-2009, 08:17 AM   #41
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Old 09-09-2009, 05:56 AM   #42
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Pluto Mission News
September 8, 2009
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New Horizons Reaches Halfway Point Between Saturn, Uranus Orbits

New Horizons sails silently today through another milestone on the way to its historic reconnaissance of the Pluto system, reaching the halfway point between the orbits of Saturn and Uranus. “Only five operating spacecraft have ever journeyed this far, and only one – the storied Voyager 2 mission – still had an encounter planned even farther out,” says New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern, of the Southwest Research Institute. “New Horizons is on its way to the farthest planetary encounter ever.”

For the full story, visit: http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/news_center/news/20090908.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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Does the count of five include New Horizons itself? The only operational craft that I am aware of beyond that distance are Pioneer 10, Pioneer 11, Voyager 1, Voyager 2, and New Horizons.
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Old 09-09-2009, 10:16 AM   #44
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 Does the count of five include New Horizons itself? The only operational craft that I am aware of beyond that distance are Pioneer 10, Pioneer 11, Voyager 1, Voyager 2, and New Horizons.
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Old 11-13-2009, 06:28 PM   #45
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Pluto Mission News
November 12, 2009
http://pluto.jhuapl.edu



New Horizons Roused for Long-Distance Checkup

Call it a burst of activity between naps: the New Horizons team woke its Pluto-bound spacecraft from hibernation this week for some onboard housekeeping. Click here for the full story, or visit:

http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/news_center/news/111209.php



Distance milestone: Tonight, New Horizons will reach 15 astronomical units from the Sun – the equivalent of 15 times the distance from Earth to the Sun. Cruising between the orbits of Saturn and Uranus, the spacecraft is currently speeding toward Pluto at 37,110 miles (nearly 60,000 kilometers) per hour.

Visit the “Where Is New Horizons?” page to follow the spacecraft on its journey to the planetary frontier:

http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/mission/whereis_nh.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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