Space missions – updates

I’ve posted a few blogs on ongoing space missions exploration, so anyone who has found them interesting will be interested in the overview by the Earthian Hivemind:

The Earthian Hivemind

2015 is an amazing year for space missions (not that 2014 has been a bad one) – plenty of them under way and expectations are high for the results they are going to deliver.

New Horizons: if 2014 has been the Year of the Comet thanks to Rosetta, 2015 is going to be the Year of Pluto – when the fastest spacecraft ever launched, New Horizons, will perform a fly-by of the ex-ninth, now dwarf planet (maybe on its way to become a planet again) passing within 10,000 km (6,200 mi) in mid-July.


As of April 30, 2015, the spacecraft was at this position, travelling at 14.57 km/s (32,600 mph) relative to the Sun and at 13.77 km/s relative to Pluto:

  • 0.60 AU (90,000,000 km; 56,000,000 mi) from Pluto
  • 32.29 AU (4.831×109 km; 3.002×109 mi) from the Sun
  • 31.86 AU (4.766×109 km; 2.962×109 mi) from Earth.

In the meantime we have just started receiving direct imagery, with…

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