ISSN 1916-9639 E-ISSN 1916-9647
Published by Canadian Center of Science and Education 63
Dynamic Universe Model Predicts the Live Trajectory of New Horizons Satellite Going To Pluto
S. N. P. Gupta1
1 Retd AGM ( C&IT) Bhilai steel Plant, Bhilai, 490001, CG, India
Correspondence: S. N. P. Gupta, Retd AGM (C&IT) Bhilai steel Plant, Retd AGM (C&IT) Bhilai steel Plant,
Bhilai, 490001, CG, India. Tel: 91-964-409-6888 / 788-222-4670. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: March 16, 2014 Accepted: May 27, 2015 Online Published: July 31, 2015
doi:10.5539/apr.v7n4p63 URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/apr.v7n4p63
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.
Keywords: dynamic universe model, New Horizons (NH) satellite, Pluto Mission, Satellite Trajectory calculations, Pioneer Anomaly
1.1 Using Dynamic Universe Model for New Horizons Trajectory:
Dynamic universe model can explain Pioneer anomaly, i.e., the higher gravitational attraction forces experienced towards SUN after Jupiter, in a similar way it can also explain NH trajectory anomalies and predict for few more years than the present predictions. New Horizons (NH) is NASA’s artificial satellite now going towards to the dwarf planet Pluto. It is the first spacecraft to go near and study Pluto and its moons, Charon, Nix, and Hydra. NH is expected to go near to Pluto in 2015. Later NH will be used for studying Kuiper Belt. The behavior of NH is similar to Pioneer Space craft as
NH traveling in a similar manner.