[2006-01-19] Atlas V 551 | New Horizons

Date di riferimento

Data di lancio 2006-01-19 19:00:00

Status attuale

Stato attuale SUCCESSO
Probabilità -

Missione

Missione Tipo Orbita
New Horizons Esplorazione robotica Traiettoria di fuga dal Sole (Solar Esc.)

Rampa di lancio

Nome Space Launch Complex 411 2
Località Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA :us:
Lanci totali 102

Lanciatore

Vettore Atlas V 5511
Produttore United Launch Alliance :us:1 2
Fornitore servizi di lancio United Launch Alliance :us:1 2
Primo volo
2006-01-19
Numero stadi 2
Dimensioni altezza: 59,70 m
diametro: 3,80 m
Peso al lancio 573 t
Spinta al decollo 12.269 kN
Capacità di carico LEO: 18.850 kg
GTO: 8.890 kg
Successi/Lanci totali 12/12 (12 consecutivi)

Ultimo aggiornamento: 2021-12-09 01:03 con AstronautiBOT 8.1 - Fonte: LaunchLibrary2 API

New Horizons is an interplanetary space probe that was launched as a part of NASA’s New Frontiers program. Engineered by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), with a team led by S. Alan Stern, the spacecraft was launched in 2006 with the primary mission to perform a flyby study of the Pluto system in 2015, and a secondary mission to fly by and study one or more other Kuiper belt objects (KBOs) in the decade to follow. It is the fifth artificial object to achieve the escape velocity needed to leave the Solar System.