Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2006/06/15 03:06 CDT
New Horizons is spending the summer traversing the asteroid belt. I haven't written a lot about New Horizons lately because the mission has been going so uneventfully well. But now I've got something to write about: data!!
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2006/04/06 02:02 CDT
Today is the day that New Horizons passes Mars' orbit (not that Mars is anywhere close to New Horizons right now).
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2006/01/18 03:28 CST
I was looking at that table of launch times for New Horizons and realized that the table included another valuable column of data that I hadn't noticed before: it tells you what year New Horizons will arrive, for each of the possible launch dates.
Posted by John Spencer on 2006/01/17 06:01 CST
Oh well, the Sun sets on an earthbound New Horizons at least one more time. The first day's launch attempt was a strange experience in retrospect.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2006/01/17 10:59 CST
OK, here's the final timeline for today.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2006/01/17 09:16 CST
The launch time has been changed to 13:45 eastern time because of the LOX valve and the winds. Here's a new timeline based on that launch time.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2006/01/17 07:25 CST
Last night Amir Alexander posted a very thorough pre-launch news story on New Horizons, "New Horizons Set to Launch on 9 Year Voyage to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt." There are lots of details in there I haven't read anywhere else.