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Interesting Facts about JUNO (Jupiter) Spacecraft!

Interesting Facts about JUNO (Jupiter) Spacecraft!

  by Salman Gurung

Juno, the American spacecraft has entered the Jupiter's orbit after almost 5 years of its voyage. Rocketed off in August 5, 2011, it reached Jupiter on July 4, 2016! It marks another greater success for the mankind and its achievements on the farther Space exploration.
As suggested, it will help us to learn more about the formation of the Jupiter and its composition, gravity field, polar atmosphere and magnetic field.
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Here are some of the interesting facts about the JUNO

  • JUNO took exactly 1766 days (4 years, 10 months) to travel to the Jupiter.
  • It traveled at the maximum speed of 38,000 km/h, making it the fastest air/spacecraft ever, and it weights exactly 3,625 kgs.
  • It was manufactured at the cost of USD 1.1 billion.
  • The spacecraft will orbit Jupiter 37 times over the course of 20 months at the speed of 0.17 km/s and at the height of 7,300 km.
  • It's the 2nd spacecraft to orbit Jupiter after Galileo (1995-2003).
  • JUNO derived from Greco-Roman mythology. It signifies the Juno Goddess.
  • It used Earth's gravity for gravitational slingshot and achieved the top speed of 3.9 km/s.
  • It is equipped with Juno cam, an ultraviolet spectrograph, a magnetometer, a microwave radiometer, Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper, Gravity science, Jovian Auroral Distribution Experiment, Radio/Plasma Wave Sensor, UV imaging spectograph.

“I view Jupiter as a missing link. Juno is not only going to help us better understand Jupiter, it’s going to help us better understand the universe around us and our place in it.” ~Barry Mauk, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

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