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Last Post 22 Mar 2018 08:16 AM by  Kris Sigsbee
Pluto
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22 Mar 2018 07:26 AM
    Do you think we'll return to pluto with any type of lander mission after the exciting results from a few years ago with New Horizons' flyby?


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    22 Mar 2018 08:16 AM
    Hello! There are no definite plans to launch this kind of mission yet, as far as I know. However, the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program has funded studies to examine possible concepts and technologies for a Pluto lander type of mission. One of these studies is investigating how to build a Fusion-Enabled Pluto Orbiter and Lander, and another is investigating how to do a Pluto Hop, Skip, and Jump mission. You can read more about these mission concepts here:
    https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/s...and_Lander

    https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/s..._Skip_Jump

    Maybe someday we will get back to Pluto!
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