Pluto Fast Flyby


The Pluto / Kuiper Express is a robotic reconnaissance mission to the Pluto-Charon system. If the encounter is successful, then the mission may be extended to encounter one or more Kuiper belt objects. The mission is planned to be 2 spacecraft. The main science objectives are to (1) characterize the global geology and geomorphology of Pluto and Charon; (2) map the composition of Pluto's surface and (3) determine the composition and structure of Pluto's atmosphere. More information may be found here.

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Last modified: Mar 28, 1998