After months of hard work behind the scenes, TfL Online are delighted to announce the upcoming launch of our latest digital innovation, with the new Interplanetary Journey Planner.
The new functionality will allow you to plan a point-to-point journey to any known location within the solar system, using public transport, walking, cycling or rocket options.
This will include journeys to many of the best known trans-Neptunian objects, including Pluto, Haumea, Makemake, Salacia and Eris.
With the distance between Earth and Neptune being around 2.8 billion miles, we’ve also added in some points of interest along the way for those looking to break the journey up.
These will include popular hotels and resorts within easy reach of the Martian canals, as well as key stops along the beautiful planetary rings of the gas giants Jupiter and Saturn and ice giants Uranus and Neptune.
As the Kuiper belt is further explored and more trans-Neptunian objects are confirmed, we’ll add them into the JP system along with any other new discoveries made beyond the Heliosphere.
The exact release date of the new functionality is yet to be confirmed, but we expect it to be sometime around stardate 41153.7. Future generations of TfL Online staff will update this blog when they have more information.