NASA's Mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt
January 18, 2006
New Horizons Launch Reset for Jan. 19
NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto is proceeding toward
launch on Jan. 19. The launch opportunity runs from 1:08 p.m.
- 3:07 p.m. EST. A power outage this morning at the Johns
Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland,
where the spacecraft will be operated in flight, had led mission
managers to postpone today's launch attempt at Cape Canaveral
Air Force Station, Fla. Power has since been restored to the
Laboratory campus; the New Horizons Mission Operations Center
has both primary and backup power and is ready to support
The New Horizons launch window extends through Feb. 14.