The New Horizons Pluto Kuiper Belt Mission: An Overview with Historical Context

@article{Stern2008TheNH,
  title={The New Horizons Pluto Kuiper Belt Mission: An Overview with Historical Context},
  author={S. Alan Stern},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
  year={2008},
  volume={140},
  pages={3-21}
}
  • S. Stern
  • Published 2008
  • Physics
  • Space Science Reviews
NASA’s New Horizons (NH) Pluto–Kuiper Belt (PKB) mission was selected for development on 29 November 2001 following a competitive selection resulting from a NASA mission Announcement of Opportunity. New Horizons is the first mission to the Pluto system and the Kuiper belt, and will complete the reconnaissance of the classical planets. New Horizons was launched on 19 January 2006 on a Jupiter Gravity Assist (JGA) trajectory toward the Pluto system, for a 14 July 2015 closest approach to Pluto… Expand

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