Historic Mission To Pluto Is Back On Track

by Rachel Baker on July 7, 2015

This is great news for the New Horizons mission! There are pictures in the article of our beloved Pluto. I suspect as the next few weeks go on, we’ll be getting more and more photos of Pluto and her five moons.

Read More: New Horizons’ Historic Mission To Pluto Is Back On Track.

NASA’s New Horizons has recovered from weekend glitch in time for its historic flyby of Pluto and its five moons in just under a week.

An anomaly onboard the spacecraft over the weekend sent the probe into safe mode and set NASA engineers scrambling to ensure the decade-long mission wasn’t scuppered.

But mission managers have now reported that New Horizons has resumed operations on its main computer and the sequence of commands for the Pluto flyby have been uploaded.

“We’re delighted with the New Horizons response to the anomaly,” said Jim Green, NASA’s director of planetary science. “Now we’re eager to get back to the science and prepare for the payoff that’s yet to come.”

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