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19/01/2006 New Horizons launches to Pluto


What Has New Horizons Taught Us About Pluto?


New Horizons Launch on Atlas V


New Horizons Flyover of Pluto

Atlas-V rocket gave the probe a record speed of 16.26 kilometres per second. The speed was later increased by gravity assist of Jupiter. Primary mission of the probe was to perform a flyby study of the Pluto system. New Horizons is the fifth artificial object to achieve the escape velocity that will allow her to leave the Solar System.
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    • Essentials 

    • History 

    • Mission profile 

    • Goal 

    • Design and construction 

    • Science payload 

    • Journey to Pluto 

    • Pluto system encounter 

    • Post-Pluto events 

    • Mission extension 

    • Encounter with Arrokoth 

    • Post Arrokoth encounter events 

    • Speed 

    • Timeline