>The New Horizons project cost $780.6 million

>The New Horizons project cost $780.6 million

Why are we not launching these things every year?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >trying to have a serious discussion about an "oldspace" probe in a den of Muskrats in a perpetual SpaceX circle jerk
      ftfy

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >i hate IQfy
        so go somewhere else

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          No, I hate Elon Musk and his mom's dildo rocket to nowhere. Big difference.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          IQfy isn't Elon Musk and Tesla

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            wyd if musk buys IQfy

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Oldspace refers to launch providers, not probes.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because they cost $780.6 million?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >NASA has spent $11.8 billion since it began developing SLS in 2011
      That's ~15 New Horizons, 15 KBO's and/or interstellar space probes we could've had flying right this moment

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Also another 10 billion dollar for that shitty space telescope.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I'd rather have 10 billion spent over a decade for a telescope than 500 billion given to Israeli Black folk every single year

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because they're worthless vanity projects with no real value. Every penny spent on sending a probe to the ass end of nowhere is a penny not spent on actually getting Humans into space or industrializing space in general. I love Pluto, favorite planet, but it'll still be there in 100 years, 1000 years, and 1 million years. Save something for future generations, don't just spam easy projects and then leave the next generation holding the bag.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I agree, but that money would be even better spent not being taxed at all. People know how to spend their money best.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Unfortunately there is a national interest in out-competing foreign rivals in space.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >space probes that do real science and increase our understanding of the universe
      >economic development and colonization of space that will advance the human race

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        But you can do both, the problem is priorities. If you try to focus on both at the same time, the important but expensive missions will be cut in favor of the worthless but cheap missions - like space probes. The reason we've never been to the Moon for the past few decades is because NASA is scared to death of an expensive failure but can spam probes to Mars even if a third of them crash or we lose contact. And while Mars probes are cool, especially the recent one with the helicopter, it's not actually moving us forward. The space program of the entire planet has been treading water since the 70's.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >The space program of the entire planet has been treading water since the 70's.
          moron take. It's not "treading water", it's sending the candidate best qualified for the mission...in this case, a robot that can snooze for years in a subzero vacuum and wake up long enough to accumulate years of new findings in only a day or two of flyby before zooming off into the void forever.

          Your fantasy of human "space conquest" is a corny sci-fi meme from the 1950s.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Cope. Probes do jack shit.
            >new findings
            Have zero utility if we never go there. You might as well jack off to "discoveries" in video games, there is no practical value.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I don't give a frick about the moon. I wanna see more Kuiper Belt objects.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I love Pluto, favorite planet
      Dwarf planet* 🙂

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because we need to spend it on Black folk and "private" medical care.
    Did you know the US government spends more on healthcare than any other government on earth?
    Yet we pretend US healthcare is "privatized", and blame capitalism for it's faults.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because Zelenskyy needs another luxury yacht.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous
  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because Ukraine needs another $80 billion so it can hold on for another few months while its population gets drained and its infrastructure devastated.
    Then once Ukraine is utterly ruined we can send all our excess 3rd world refugees there instead, ensuring its ethnic extinction. Then the German corporations can tap into the second largest natural gas reserves in Europe and get a much cheaper and more reliable source of energy than Russia ever provided.
    Its a much better use of money. Don't you understand?

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Each are tailor made to the specific mission, and there is little point in repeating teh experiment before we have examined and analysed all the data we already got.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah I would at least expect a Uranus and Neptune orbiter missions between 2000-2030 from stupid nasa

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    they're too busy huilding a Mars gulag in secret, for IQfyners and other free-speechers

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    No point launching things to non-planets. New Horizons was the pet project of the deranged Alan Stern.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Not needed anymore James Webb Telescope gives us much sharper images

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      New Horizon, at its closest approach, has a resolution of about 250-280 feet (77-85 meters) per pixel.

      The JWST has a resolution of 0.1 arcseconds (4.85x10^7 radians) per pixel.

      https://webb.nasa.gov/content/about/faqs/facts.html

      The average distance from Earth to Pluto is 3.24 billion miles (5.22 trillion meters). At that distance, 0.1 arcsecond would offer a resolution of 2500 km per pixel, which is less than the diameter of Pluto, which is 2300 km across.

      Images of Pluto
      New Horizons: ~30,000 pixels across
      JWST: < 1 pixel across

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        you should frick off to reddit

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          No, you should frick off to middle school and learn to math.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'll do you one better, why was the likes of Kepler not put into mass production?

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because the israelites in Washington are too busy spending our money on Israel and ukraine

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