Pluto Kuiper Express

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Pluto Kuiper Express

A mission planned to investigate Pluto and Charon, at present under study. It is hoped to reach Pluto by 2010.
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For example, the penultimate chapter, describing efforts to promote a mission to Pluto, opens a rare window into the world of national and international astropolitics and clears up the origins and fates of various proposed Pluto missions such as Pluto Express and the Pluto Fast Flyby.
NASA is now considering launching a spacecraft, Pluto Express, in the next decade, that would take 12 years to reach the planet.
The Pluto Express Mission is one of the proposed NASA endeavors that may benefit from AMTEC.
A thermoelectric power system designed for the Pluto Express spacecraft would weigh approximately 18 kg.
An AMTEC system designed for the Pluto Express would be about four times more efficient than a thermoelectric system.
Terrile, who is working on the Pluto Express flyby mission.