New Horizons

USA


Spacecraft n:

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Also called: New Frontiers 1

Launch data:

Designation  28928 / 06001A
Launch date  19 Jan 2006 - 19:00 UT
Launch site CC, SLC-41
Launch vehicle  Atlas-V 551 (AV-10)
Mission  Pluto flyby
Heliocentric orbit
Perihelion / Aphelion  
Incl. to ecliptic  °
Period   min


Spacecraft data:

Prime contractor  Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)
Operator NASA
Platform  
Mass at launch  478 kg (without kick motor)
Dry Mass 401 kg
Basic shape  
Dimensions  
Equipment LORRI, MVIC, LEISA, ALICE, SWAP, PEPSSI, REX
Configuration spin or 3-axis stabilized body, high gain antenna, RTG
Propulsion STar-48B kick motor (jetisonable
Design lifetime  10-15 years

Note: The launch mass 478 kg includes 77 kilograms of hydrazine propellant and a 30 kilogram science instrument payload.

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Ref.: #3(SD403), #7(JR560-562-577,621), #14, #81 - update: 06.04.10 Home