New Horizons

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New Horizons is a NASA/APL space probe that was launched as a part of NASA's New Frontiers program. It was launched in 2006 with the primary mission to perform a flyby study of the Pluto system in 2015, and a secondary mission to fly by and study one or more other Kuiper belt objects (KBOs) in the decade to follow, which became a mission to 486958 Arrokoth in 2019. It is the fifth space probe to achieve the escape velocity needed to leave the Solar System.

New Horizons before launch, 2005

Jupiter and Io, 2007-Feb-28

Pluto and its moons, 2015-Jul-14

486958 Arrokoth, 2019-Jan-1

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