Space installing New Horizons approaching Pluto at a distance of 12.5 thousand km and managed not only to photograph the cosmic body, but also to gather about him a thorough information. For this probe, "called home" and referred to the preparatory data.
Complete the process of transferring the collected information is estimated to connoisseurs about 16 months.
Galactic New Horizons probe passed the path length 4.6 billion km and the duration is 9 years, to come closer to Pluto at a distance of 12.5 thousand km and gather about this mysterious space the body of all possible information. Own purpose galactic probe completed, however now he's looking to send all collected data to the Ground.
And, as reported by NASA experts, personal 1st "Hello" after visiting Pluto installation already managed to pass. That probe "called home," said the official Twitter account of the apparatus.
Pre-programmed "telephone call" was the 15-minute series of notices on the state space of the apparatus which he handed to the headquarters of the space mission in the applied physics laboratory in Maryland at the Institute of Johns Hopkins University with the support of the Deep Space Network (special communications with space vehicles, remote from the earth's orbit) NASA. For example concluded restless for connoisseurs 21-hour stage of expectations, while New Horizons was collecting fresh data and initiated contact with the Ground.
"I take into account that at the moment we have inspired a whole generation of researchers' data is a tremendous triumph, and we look forward to what discoveries lie ahead," quoted the public relations NASA head of space Agency, Charles Bolden. "This is a historic victory for science and studies. We once again raised the bar of human potential", - he highlighted.
Galactic the phone turned out to collect more data during the flyby of Pluto that sending them to the Ground is 16 months, experts say. Meanwhile, New Horizons will continue its way deep into the Kuiper belt, where there are a thousand objects, representing a frozen clues about how the Solar system was formed.
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