Dynamic Universe Model Predicts the Live Trajectory of New Horizons Satellite Going To Pluto


  •  S. N. P. Gupta    

Abstract

In this paper, Dynamic Universe Model is used for prediction of trajectory of New Horizons (NH) satellite from 3rd Jan 2009 to 1st Jan 2017, taking trajectory ephemerides data of Jan 1&2, 2009 from NASA’s official web of NH, as basis. The NH web gives data up to 1st Sept 2015 as on 20 Jul 2014. The present calculated data from Dynamic Universe Model is given up to 1st Jan 2017, which is 16 months more than the available data. And further trajectory data also can be calculated. It may please be noted the error percentage in predictions went to a maximum in error percentages (0.24 %, -0.0009 %, -0.05 %) compared with NH web for the same date in XYZ coordinates, where as error percentages started from -0.002%, 0.00016 %, -0.0003 % for XYZ coordinates respectively.



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  • ISSN(Print): 1916-9639
  • ISSN(Online): 1916-9647
  • Started: 2009
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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