July belongs to Jupiter

‘We conquered Jupiter’ – July 2016

Juno Spacecraft and Instruments

The Juno spacecraft launched aboard an Atlas V-551 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Aug. 5, 2011, and will reach Jupiter in July 2016. The spacecraft will orbit Jupiter 32 times, skimming to within 3,100 miles (5,000 kilometers) above the planet’s cloud tops, for approximately one year.

Juno uses a spinning solar-powered spacecraft in a highly elliptical polar orbit that avoids most of Jupiter’s high radiation regions. The designs of the individual instruments are straightforward and the mission does not require the development of any new technologies.

image diagram of Juno Spacecraft.
Juno Spacecraft and instruments.

The Juno Mission Team

 

Jupiter on the BBC! An episode of the BBC’s Sky At Night is devoted to Juno on July 10th.

 

image/diagram of Juno's path to Jupiter
Juno will have to withstand intense radiation.

Jupiter the Gas Giant

News about Jupiter from past post’s.

 

 

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