Depending on the launch vehicle NASA selects - the agency is expected to choose either a Delta IV or an Atlas V by early next year - New Horizons could arrive at Pluto and its moon, Charon, as early as 2015. What is Parker Solar Probe? A scientific mission to unlock the mysteries of the Sun's corona and solar wind. Kirby Runyon is a Planetary Geomorphologist specializing in Planetary, Earth research at JHUAPL. “New Horizons holds a dear place in our hearts as an intrepid and persistent little explorer, as well as a great photographer,” said Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Director Ralph Semmel. As the New Horizons spacecraft makes its final approach to Pluto, signals traveling from the spacecraft take 4 hours to reach Earth, which means that ground operators who might need to respond to anything happening onboard during the final approach would be unable to reach the spacecraft in time. New Horizons now continues on its unparalleled journey of exploration with the close flyby of a Kuiper Belt object called 2014 MU69 – nicknamed Ultima Thule – on January 1, 2019. A unique solar observatory that will orbit within 4 million miles of our star's surface to directly study the formation of the solar wind Destination: Titan. New Horizons launched on Jan. 19, 2006 and conducted a six-month-long reconnaissance flyby study of Pluto and its moons in summer 2015, culminating with Pluto closest approach on July 14, 2015.

The New Horizons spacecraft launched on January 19, 2006 – beginning its odyssey to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. 04-22-2019 / Dragonfly Mission Web Site. The APL-built and operated New Horizons spacecraft carrying PEPPSI performed an intial reconnaissance of Pluto on July 14, 2015 and encountered a Kuiper Belt Object later named Arrokoth on January 1, 2019. L’équipe scientifique de New Horizons a assemblé plus de cent images prises durant les six semaines qui ont précédé le survol de Pluton au plus près (12.500 km), le 14 juillet 2015. New Horizons is working toward a January 2006 launch; it also has backup launch opportunities in February 2006 and February 2007. APL designed, built and operates the New Horizons spacecraft.

Dragonfly is a NASA mission to explore the chemistry and habitability of Saturn's largest moon, Titan.

A spacecraft that uses breakthrough technology and autonomy to endure heat and radiation like no other mission . “This flyby marks a first for all of us — APL, NASA, the nation and the world — and it is a great credit to the bold team of scientists and engineers who brought us to this point.”

So New Horizons has to operate autonomously for the final approach to Pluto. Disappearing Lakes Offer Clues to Titan's Seasonal Cycles. We also are building innovative instruments for NASA’s Europa Clipper mission (PIMS) and the European Space Agency’s JUICE mission to Jupiter (JENI and JOEE). « New Horizons est comme une machine à remonter le temps qui nous ramène à la naissance du Système solaire ». APL—the nation’s largest university affiliated research center—provides U.S. government agencies with deep expertise in specialized fields to support national priorities and technology development programs. A schedule of televised events is below; all times EST and subject to change according to mission timelines and activities. Project involvement includes LRO, LROC, Mars 2020, MEDA, MRO, HiRISE, New Horizons, LORRI

Video & Animation Gallery. APL instruments … The New Horizons spacecraft launched on January 19, 2006 – beginning its odyssey to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt.
Where to Watch. New Horizons is an interplanetary space probe that was launched as a part of NASA's New Frontiers program. Media contacts: Michael Buckley, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, 240-228-7536, michael.buckley@jhuapl.edu Applied Physics Laboratory We solve complex research, engineering, and analytical problems that present critical challenges to our nation. New Horizons is part of the New Frontiers Program managed by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. 06-27-2019 / SpaceNews. NASA TV and the NASA New Horizons social media channels are now online. Recent News Dragonfly News. La mission New Horizons est la première du programme d’exploration planétaire New Frontiers de la Nasa, avec Juno et Osiris-Rex. David M. H. Baker, James W. Head, Samuel C. Schon, Carolyn M. Ernst, Louise M. Prockter, Scott L. Murchie, Brett W. Denevi, Sean C. Solomon, Robert G. Strom, (2011), The transition from complex crater to peak-ring basin on Mercury: New observations from MESSENGER flyby data and constraints on basin formation models, Planetary and Space Science, 59, 1932-1948 NASA selects Titan drone for next New Frontiers mission. New Horizons now continues on its unparalleled journey of exploration with the close flyby of a Kuiper Belt object called 2014 MU69 – nicknamed Ultima Thule – on January 1, 2019.

06-27-2019 / JHUAPL. New Horizons has an opportunity to test these findings and shed even more light on this distant region — billions of miles from Earth — as part of its recently approved extended mission to survey the Kuiper Belt and encounter another smaller Kuiper Belt object, 2014 MU69, on Jan. 1, 2019. Keep checking back for updates and additions!