Posted By Saruman on Sunday, November 10 2002
Subject: Pluto Spacecraft Development On Track
NASA's first mission to Pluto has sailed past another critical milestone, as the New Horizons team successfully completed its second major system-level evaluation. New Horizons held its Preliminary Design Review Oct. 22-24 at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., which manages the mission for NASA.
A panel of spacecraft and system engineering experts from APL, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Southwest Research Institute examined New Horizons' mission plans and spacecraft design - concluding each are reaching their anticipated level of maturity and that the project is ready to proceed.
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Pluto Spacecraft Development On Track
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