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Juno Enters Jupiter's Orbit Successfully

  • Juno Enters Jupiter's Orbit Successfully

    July 5, 2016: NASA's Juno mission has reached the vital moment and probe is firing rocket with the intention of making-or-breaking gravity manoeuvre to study Jupiter. Juno will be spinning down from its present five rotations per minute to two, on Tuesday. To recharge the batteries, it will turn toward the Sun. Once it does that, the main antenna will be switched on, and the communication with Earth will start again.

     

    NASA's Juno Spacecraft to Perform 35 Minute Long Manoeuvre

    July 4, 2016: Juno, NASA's spacecraft will be performing a 35-minute long manoeuvre on Monday, which will ultimately enable it to be pulled into orbit around the huge planet, Jupiter. The brakes will be hit by the mission managers. As per their plan, Juno's main engine is supposed to be fired for 35 minutes which will start at 8:18 p.m. PT (11:19 p.m. ET). This will help in slowing the spacecraft by at least 1,212 miles per hour and it will be much easier for it to be pulled into the orbit around the planet.

     

    Huge Spacecraft to Orbit Jupiter on July 4

    July 1, 2016: A solar-powered spacecraft, Juno, with the size of a basketball court is going to arrive at Jupiter on July 4. It will study the planet and also take the planet's pictures with highest resolution. The giant spacecraft is carrying 7 science instruments, which have been designed to help scientists in figuring out the formation and evolution of the planet.