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ЦитатаBY JUSTIN RAYFollow the countdown and launch of the Lockheed Martin Atlas 5 rocket with NASA's New Horizons spacecraft bound for Pluto and beyond. Reload this page for the latest on the mission.Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO: NEW HORIZONS MOUNTED ATOP THE ATLAS 5 PLAYVIDEO: SPACECRAFT TRAVELS TO ROCKET ASSEMBLY BUILDING PLAYVIDEO: MISSION LOGO APPLIED TO THE ATLAS 5'S FAIRING PLAYVIDEO: SPACECRAFT ENCAPSULED WITHIN ROCKET NOSE CONE PLAYVIDEO: PLUTO NEW HORIZONS MOUNTED ATOP THIRD STAGE PLAYVIDEO: BOEING DELIVERS THIRD STAGE DESPITE STRIKE PLAYVIDEO: FINAL SRB ATTACHED TO THE ATLAS 5 ROCKET PLAYVIDEO: SPACECRAFT UNDERGOES SPIN BALANCE TESTING PLAYSUBSCRIBE NOWSATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2006Following yesterday's installation of the RTG nuclear power device on New Horizons, today focused on final electrical testing of the spacecraft. "New Horizons is now operating, as it will in flight, off its flight RTG power supply. In an operational sense, we are now very much in a flight mode. From now until the end of the mission, perhaps as long as 20+ years from now, our spacecraft is powered," Alan Stern, the New Horizons principal investigator, wrote in a mission update today. "Yesterday the last spacecraft preps, red tag removals, etc., were completed at Launch Complex 41 here at the Kennedy Space Center. And back at the Mission Operations Center (MOC) at the Applied Physics Laboratory, just a few hundred meters from where New Horizons was built, the flight control team completed final countdown rehearsal activities today in conjunction with the Deep Space Network (DSN). The flight control team, under the direction of Mission Ops Manager Alice Bowman, also completed a series of software table loads and load verifications to make sure New Horizons has the right initialization values for its clocks, its guidance system, and other subsystem configuration items." The launch readiness review remains scheduled for Sunday morning to give the OK to proceed with the final countdown to liftoff. "So hold on to your hats, sports fans, New Horizons is about to be lofted toward the Kuiper Belt, roughly 3 billion miles from Mother Earth. Paid for by Americans, she is headed to the very frontier -- for science, for exploration, for all mankind," Stern said.
ЦитатаIn the meanwhile, кто-нибудь не подскажет мне судьбу Центавра? Выйдет на отлетную траекторию тоже, или все-таки останется на земной орбите?
ЦитатаНа Антикве сдох передатчик.
ЦитатаЦитатаНа Антикве сдох передатчик.Антигуа и Барбуда. Вот ведь, без неё уже и в космос не улететь!