NASA’s Juno Launched From Cape Canaveral In 2011 To Fly Over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Tonight
Juno launched August 5, 2011 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Data Collection The Great Red Spot is part of Juno’s sixth scientific overview of the mysterious clouds of Jupiter. Perijove (the point where the orbit is closest to the center of Jupiter) will be on Monday, July 10 at 09:55. EDT.
At perijove, Juno will be approximately 2,200 miles (3500 km) above the planet’s clouds. Eleven minutes and 33 seconds later, Juno will cover another 24,713 miles (39,771 km) and will be directly above the spiraling clouds of large red-spot cramoisants of Jupiter.
The spacecraft will pass about 5000 miles (9000 km) above the clouds of the giant red cloud. The eight instruments of the spacecraft and its image player, JunoCam will activate during the flight.
This will be the first individual and personal viewpoint of mankind on the gigantic-supervised storm since 1830 and may exist for over 350 years.
“The mysterious large red spot Jupiter is probably the most well-known feature of Jupiter,” said Scott Bolton, Juno principal investigator at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio.
“This monumental storm rages on the largest planet in the solar system for centuries. Now, Juno and his scientific instruments that penetrate the clouds plunges deep into the roots of this storm and help us understand how this giant storm and what Makes it very special.
Gradually, as the sun rises at the Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida, clouds are the backdrop for the Atlas V spacecraft launches NASA’s spacecraft. (Image from NASA / Kenny Allen)
On July 4, Juno marked exactly one year in Jupiter’s orbit. At that time, the spacecraft marked about 71 million miles (114.5 million kilometers) in orbit around the giant planet.
“The success of the Jupiter scientific collection reflects the dedication, creativity and technical ability of the NASA Juno team,” said Rick Nybakken, director of the Juno laboratory at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Project in Pasadena, California.
“Each new orbit takes us to the heart of Jupiter’s radiation belt, but so far, the spacecraft has weathered the storm of electrons surrounding it better than we could have imagined Jupiter.”
During his exploration mission, Juno goes down on top of the clouds in the world – about 2,100 miles (3,400 km). During these flyovers, the Juno probe under the dark cloud of Jupiter and study its dawn to learn more about the planet’s origins, structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere.
NASA changes are underway to improve the dock, rotate the basin to start the space
The first scientific results of NASA’s Juno mission represent the largest planet in our solar system as a turbulent world, with a complex inner structure intriguingly, aurora energy and huge polar cyclones.
JPL runs the Juno mission for lead researcher Scott Bolton of the Southwest Research Institute. The Juno mission is part of the New Frontiers program run by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, for the Scientific Mission Board. Lockheed Martin Space Systems, of Denver, built the spacecraft. JPL is a division of Caltech in Pasadena.