Juno (spacecraft)

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Juno
Juno spacecraft model 1.png
Airtist's renderin o the Juno spacecraft bus
Mission teepJupiter orbiter
OperatorNASA / JPL
COSPAR ID2011-040A
SATCAT no.37773
Wabsteixwww.missionjuno.swri.edu
www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/juno/main/index.html
Mission duration6 years tot

Cruise: 5 years
Science phase: 20 months
Spacecraft properties
BOL mass3,625 kg (7,992 lb)[1]
Pouer400 W; twa 55-ampere-oor lithium-ion batteries[2]
Stairt o mission
Launch dateAugust 5, 2011 (2011-08-05) 16:25:00 UTC
(8 years, 4 months and 21 days ago)
RocketAtlas V 551 (AV-029)
Launch steidCape Canaveral SLC-41
ContractorLockheed Martin
Orbital parameters
Reference seestemZenocentric
RegimePolar orbit[3]
Inclination90 degrees
Period53 days
Juno mission insignia.svg
Juno mission insignia  

Juno is a NASA New Frontiers mission currently orbitin the planet Jupiter. Juno wis launched frae Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on August 5, 2011 an arrived on Julie 4, 2016.[4][6][7] The spacecraft is in a polar orbit tae study Jupiter's composeetion, gravity field, magnetic field, an polar magnetosphere. Juno will an aa sairch for clues aboot hou the planet formed, includin whether it haes a rocky core, the amoont o watter present within the deep atmosphere, mass distribution, an its deep winds, which can reach speeds o 618 kilometers per hour (384 mph).[8]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Juno Mission to Jupiter—NASA Facts" (PDF). NASA. April 2009. p. 1. Retrieved April 5, 2011.
  2. "Juno Spacecraft Information – Power Distribution". Spaceflight 101. 2011. Retrieved August 6, 2011.
  3. "Orbit - Mission Juno". Retrieved July 4, 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Chang, Kenneth (July 5, 2016). "NASA's Juno Spacecraft Enters Jupiter's Orbit". New York Times. Retrieved July 5, 2016.
  5. Greicius, Tony (September 21, 2015). "Juno – Mission Overview". NASA. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  6. Chang, Kenneth (June 28, 2016). "NASA's Juno Spacecraft Will Soon Be in Jupiter's Grip". New York Times. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  7. Dunn, Marcia (August 5, 2011). "NASA probe blasts off for Jupiter after launch-pad snags". MSN. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
  8. Winds in Jupiter's Little Red Spot almost twice as fast as the strongest hurricane