Status Report

First Announcement: The Pluto System on the Eve of Exploration by New Horizons: Perspectives and Predictions

By SpaceRef Editor
July 8, 2012
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22-26 July 2013
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Laurel, Maryland USA

In mid-2015, NASA’s New Horizons mission will conduct the first spacecraft reconnaissance of the Pluto system.

In preparation for that flyby, the New Horizons project team will hold a scientific conference at The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory 22-26 July 2013. The conference objectives are:

– To integrate information about this planet, its satellites, and their context in the Kuiper Belt.

– To encourage groundbased and spacebased proposals to provide additional context alongside the New Horizons encounter. And,

– To inform about the 6-month long New Horizons encounter for those interested in proposing to the Pluto System Data Analysis Program.

The meeting’s program, invited talks, logistical information, and opportunities for contributed talks and posters and more information can be found at at:

sign up to the meeting listserv at:

SpaceRef staff editor.