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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Destination Kuiper Belt





For the first time in the history of mankind, a mission to explore the outer reaches of the solar system beginning with the Kuiper Belt Objects Pluto and Charon is being launched now as I write.
The mission to explore the Astrophysical and Astrochemical properties of these icy bodies. Expected time of arrival 2015. Good Luck and Fingers Crossed for the fastest spacecraft ever launched in the history of Space Exploration.
New HorizonsTrajectory
LaunchJanuary/February 2006
NeptuneJupiterFlyby February–March 2007
Pluto SystemFlyby July 2015
Kuiper Belt Objects(Extended Mission)2016–2020

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