mabfan (Michael A. Burstein) (mabfan) wrote,
mabfan (Michael A. Burstein)

New Horizons: Third Time's the Charm

NASA is going to try to launch New Horizons again today. This would be the third attempt, and today's launch window lasts from 1:08 PM to 3:07 PM EST. As I said yesterday, I'll create a blog entry around 1 PM EST for open commenting as we watch and wait for what we all hope is a succesful launch.

The launch window does last until February 14; however, I saw in the New York Times this morning that if we don't launch until after January 28, the probe's arrival at Pluto will be delayed by five years, to 2020. (Current plan is for it to arrive in July 2015, because launching in January will allow for a gravity assist from Jupiter.)

Tags: science, space

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