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February 21, 2012
Juno Spacecraft Refines its Path to Jupiter
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 06, 2012
NASA's solar-powered Juno spacecraft successfully refined its flight path Wednesday with the mission's first trajectory correction maneuver. The maneuver took place on Feb. 1. It is the first of a dozen planned rocket firings that, over the next five years, will keep Juno on course for its rendezvous with Jupiter. "We had a maneuver planned soon after launch but our Atlas V rocket gave us such a good ride we didn't need to make any trajectory changes," said Rick Nybakken, Juno project manager from ... read more

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The US space agency on Friday launched an unmanned spacecraft, Juno, on a five-year journey toward Jupiter for clues on how the gas giant and other planets in our solar system were formed. ... more
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NASA is poised to launch on Friday a one billion dollar solar-powered spacecraft called Juno on a five-year journey to Jupiter in search of what makes up the solar system's biggest planet. ... more
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Georgia Tech Scientists To Help NASA Interpret Data From Juno Mission
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CU-Boulder faculty part of Juno Mission to Jupiter
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What Lies Inside Jupiter
Jupiter's swirling clouds can be seen through any department store telescope. With no more effort than it takes to bend over an eyepiece, you can witness storm systems bigger than Earth navigating r ... more
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NASA's Juno to circle Jupiter for 'planetary recipe'
The US space agency plans to launch next week a solar-powered spacecraft called Juno that will journey to the gassy planet of Jupiter in search of how the huge, stormy giant was formed. ... more
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Jupiter-Bound Juno Spacecraft Mated to its Rocket
NASA's Juno spacecraft completed its last significant terrestrial journey, July 27, with a 15-mile (25-kilometer) trip from Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., to its launch pad at the C ... more
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Juno Processing Continues in Florida
Processing on NASA's Juno spacecraft continues with the spacecraft being inserted into its payload fairing. The payload fairing acts as a protective cocoon that will shield Juno from the elements du ... more
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Gas Giant Spacecraft All Gassed Up
The Juno spacecraft completed hydrazine fuel loading, oxidizer loading and final tank pressurizations this week, and now the complete propulsion system is ready for the trip to Jupiter. The spacecra ... more
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Juno at T-Minus One Month For Jupiter Launch Window Opening
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Juno Blanket Check
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    Juno Solar Panels Complete Testing
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    New data analysis from NASA's Galileo spacecraft reveals a subsurface ocean of molten or partially molten magma beneath the surface of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io. The finding heralds the first ... more
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    NASA's Galileo reveals magma 'ocean' beneath surface of Jupiter's moon
    A new analysis of data from NASA's Galileo spacecraft has revealed that beneath the surface of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io is an "ocean" of molten or partially molten magma. The finding, from a ... more
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    NASA's Juno spacecraft has arrived in Florida to begin final preparations for a launch this summer. The spacecraft was shipped from Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, to the Astrotech payload pr ... more
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    NASA's Jupiter-Bound Spacecraft Arrives in Florida
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    Juno Marches On
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    Juno Spacecraft Currently Undergoing Environmental Testing
    NASA's Juno spacecraft is currently undergoing environmental testing at Lockheed Martin's test facility near Denver, Colo. The solar-powered Juno will orbit Jupiter's poles 33 times to find out more ... more
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