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Oct 23 2015

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New Horizons on its way to a new target

New Horizons Changes Course for Flyby of First Post-Pluto Destination on New Year’s Day 2019. We need to come up with a better name than 2014 MU69.

According to a report today by the Associated Press, New Horizons fired its thrusters for the first in a series of course-correction changes this afternoon. Four such maneuvers will be needed altogether over the next two weeks. Flight controllers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., sent commands to the spacecraft in advance for the course change.

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