Juno Mission, the British rocket engine ready for Jupiter

  • Juno, the unmanned solar powered spacecraft, was launched on August 5, 2011, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. It is projected to arrive on Jupiter on July 4, 2016. Juno is carrying an array of instruments to study planet Jupiter. The spacecraft is rapidly moving towards its goal after an elongated five years journey from earth. Jupiter is a storm-torn ball of poisonous gas also known by the name of the red eyed gas giant. It was a challenge for Juno to enter Jupiter’s orbit, it had to deal with enormous radiation in order to complete its mission to study the anatomy of the planet. The NASA scientists who are in charge of Juno and have been working on it for a decade are confident of its success.