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News Archive / Tagged: flyby

  • Animation shows Ultima Thule rotating as New Horizons approached

    Laurel KornfeldJanuary 17th, 2019

    Using images of Ultima Thule by the the New Horizons spacecraft, mission scientists have created an animation depicting the Kuiper Belt Object's rotation during the last hours before the probe's approach.

  • New Horizons course correction puts spacecraft on target to Ultima Thule

    Laurel KornfeldDecember 10th, 2018

    NASA's New Horizons spacecraft conducted the most distant ever course-correction maneuver by any spacecraft on Sunday, Dec. 2, firing its thrusters for just 105 seconds to adjust its velocity by approximately 2.2 miles per hour.

  • New Horizons team previews Ultima Thule flyby

    Laurel KornfeldOctober 27th, 2018

    With the Ultima Thule flyby just 10 weeks away, the New Horizons team detailed plans for the spacecraft's trajectory and science gathering mission.

  • New Horizons Science Chat discusses Ultima Thule flyby

    Laurel KornfeldSeptember 21st, 2018

    NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is now closer to its second target, Ultima Thule, than the Earth is to the Sun, and with the flyby just over 100 days away, mission scientists are actively preparing for the encounter.