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New Horizons Notebook: On Ultima's Doorstep

22 Dec 2018, 05:17 UTC
New Horizons Notebook: On Ultima's Doorstep NASA/APL/SwRI/Steve Gribben

New Horizons carried out its last trajectory correction maneuver on approach to Ultima Thule last week, a short thruster burst to direct the spacecraft closer to its precise flyby aim point just 2,200 miles (3,500) above the mysterious Kuiper Belt object at 12:33 am EST on Jan. 1.

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