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Pluto Flyby Begins: NASA Probe Enters Encounter Phase

2 09.07.2015 Инфо

NASA’s New Horizons probe has officially begun to execute its sequence of Pluto flyby observations as it zooms toward its closest approach to the dwarf planet on July 14.
Mission representatives say New Horizons is “back on track” after it experienced an anomaly on July 4 that caused it to go into a temporary “safe mode.” The anomaly was later shown to be the result of too many commands being executed at once.
The spacecraft is already collecting data about the Pluto system, and its nine-day flyby sequence will continue through July 16.