PIA22188: New Horizons Corrects Its Course in the Kuiper Belt


New Horizons Corrects Its Course in the Kuiper Belt

Caption:

The New Horizons spacecraft is about 300 million miles (483 million kilometers) from 2014 MU69, the Kuiper Belt object it will encounter on Jan. 1, 2019.

Background Info:

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, designed, built, and operates the New Horizons spacecraft, and manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate. The Southwest Research Institute, based in San Antonio, leads the science team, payload operations and encounter science planning. New Horizons is part of the New Frontiers Program managed by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Ultima Thule
System Kuiper Belt
Target Type TNO
Mission New Horizons
Instrument Host New Horizons
Host Type Flyby Spacecraft
Instrument
Detector
Extra Keywords Color
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2017-12-10
Date in Caption 2019-01-01
Image Credit NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA22188
Identifier PIA22188