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Most of the post-Jupiter voyage was spent in hibernation mode to preserve on-board systems, except for brief annual checkouts. The mission, led by the Applied Physics Laboratory and Alan Stern, would become the first mission to Pluto successfully funded and launched, after years of delays and cancellations.
In August 1992, JPL scientist Robert Staehle called Pluto discoverer Clyde Tombaugh, requesting permission to visit his planet.
New Horizons is the first mission in NASA's New Frontiers mission category, larger and more expensive than the Discovery missions but smaller than the Flagship Program.
The cost of the mission (including spacecraft and instrument development, launch vehicle, mission operations, data analysis, and education/public outreach) is approximately $700 million over 15 years (2001–2016).
The spacecraft was built primarily by Southwest Research Institute (Sw RI) and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.