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Juno Spacecraft Refines Path To Jupiter
2012-02-06 09:58:11

NASA's solar-powered Juno spacecraft successfully refined its flight path last 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...

Juno Sends Back Image Of The Earth And Moon
2011-08-31 07:59:25

  NASA´s Juno spacecraft, on its way to visit the solar system´s giant Jupiter, took a look back at Earth and the Moon and snapped a photo, reports BBC News. “This is a remarkable sight people get to see all too rarely,” said Scott Bolton, Juno principal investigator from the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. “This view of our planet shows how Earth looks from the outside, illustrating a special perspective of our role and place in the...

2011-08-05 16:15:00

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA-02), the Ranking Democrat for the nation's space program appropriations, today congratulated NASA Administrator Charles Bolden upon the successful launch of Mission Juno to Jupiter as the beginning of the space agency's next era of deep space exploration. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110323/DC70526LOGO) "What a terrific day for NASA and our space efforts," Fattah told Bolden in a phone call...

2011-08-05 15:47:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's Juno spacecraft, designed and built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), was successfully launched this morning from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 12:25 p.m. EDT aboard an Atlas V 551 rocket provided by United Launch Alliance. Five minutes after separation from the Centaur upper stage, the Juno spacecraft deployed its three large solar arrays and started producing power. Initial contact with the spacecraft was obtained by the...

2011-08-05 13:17:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AFS, Fla., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Juno spacecraft for NASA lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 here at 12:25 p.m. EDT today. "Congratulations to the entire team for successfully launching Juno on its five-year interplanetary journey to Jupiter," said Jim Sponnick, ULA vice president, Mission Operations. "The ULA team is very proud to serve a critical role in delivering one-of-a-kind NASA payloads in support of...

2011-08-05 12:49:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne demonstrated its continued support of NASA by successfully boosting the Juno spacecraft on its mission to study planet Jupiter. The mission was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida by a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The Atlas V is powered by the RD AMROSS RD-180 booster engine and the Centaur upper stage is powered by the Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RL10 engine. Pratt &...

2011-08-05 11:50:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's solar-powered Juno spacecraft lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 12:25 p.m. EDT Friday to begin a five-year journey to Jupiter. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Juno's detailed study of the largest planet in our solar system will help reveal Jupiter's origin and evolution. As the archetype of giant gas planets, Jupiter can help scientists understand the origin of our...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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