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19/01/2006 New Horizons launches to 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.


  • Essentials 

  • History 

  • Mission profile 

  • Goal 

  • Design and construction 

  • Journey to Pluto 

  • Pluto system encounter 

  • Post-Pluto events 

  • Mission extension 

  • Encounter with 

  • Speed 

  • Timeline