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2011-08-05 11:35:00

NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully launched in a dramatic fashion on Friday and is now on its way to unlock secrets about the planet Jupiter. The 4-ton spacecraft lifted off from launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 12:25 p.m. (EDT) and is only the second spacecraft to have its coordinates set towards Jupiter. NASA delayed the original 11:34 a.m. (EDT) launch time due to issues relating to the Centaur helium system on the Atlas V rocket it flew on into...

2011-08-04 08:00:00

BRISTOL, Pa., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Layers of DUNMORE multi-layer insulation (MLI) materials will protect NASA's Juno probe from extreme temperatures and radiation on its five-year journey to Jupiter to perform the first detailed mapping of that planet's massive magnetic field. DUNMORE films comprise the external insulation blankets that will shield Juno's electronic systems from heat, cold and radiation. Dunmore also provided the adhesive tape that insulates the probe's internal...

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2011-08-03 09:04:24

By John Toon, Georgia Institute of Technology In August of 2016, when NASA's Juno Mission begins sending back information about the atmosphere of the planet Jupiter, research done by Georgia Institute of Technology engineers using a 2,400-pound pressure vessel will help scientists understand what the data means. The Juno probe is scheduled to be launched August 5 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Because Jupiter has been largely unchanged since its formation at the birth of...

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2011-08-03 08:45:00

When it comes to magnetic fields, Jupiter is the ultimate muscle car. It's endowed with the biggest, brawniest field of any planet in the solar system, powered by a monster engine under the hood. Figuring out how this mighty engine, or dynamo, works is one goal of NASA's Juno mission, which is scheduled to begin its five-year, 400-million-mile voyage to Jupiter in August 2011. Juno will orbit the planet for about a year, investigating its origin and evolution with eight instruments to probe...

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2011-08-02 12:47:24

NASA has invited 150 followers of the agency's Twitter account to a two-day launch Tweetup Aug. 4-5. The event is expected to culminate in the liftoff of the Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft aboard an Atlas V rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch window opens at 8:34 a.m. PDT (11:34 a.m. EDT) on Friday, Aug. 5. The spacecraft is expected to arrive at Jupiter in 2016 to investigate the gas giant's interior, atmosphere and aurora. Juno's color camera will provide...

2011-08-02 12:45:26

Gas giant may hold keys to understanding solar system formation, evolution Several University of Colorado Boulder faculty and students are participating in NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter, now slated for launch Aug. 5 from Florida's Kennedy Space Center and which is expected to help steer scientists toward the right recipe for planet-making. The primary goal of the mission is to understand the origin and evolution of the massive gas planet, said CU-Boulder Professor Fran Bagenal of the...

2011-08-01 16:02:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has invited 150 followers of the agency's Twitter account to a two-day launch Tweetup Aug. 4-5. The event is expected to culminate in the liftoff of the Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft aboard an Atlas V rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The launch window opens at 11:34 a.m. EDT on Friday, Aug. 5. The spacecraft is expected to arrive at Jupiter...

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2011-07-28 09:45:00

NASA, looking forward to launching a Jupiter-bound mission next week, sent the Juno spacecraft to its final destination at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida as the agency makes final preparations for the launch. The solar-powered spacecraft was secured in place atop the United Launch Alliance Atlas V 55 rocket at 10:42 a.m. EDT on Wednesday. The "most powerful Atlas rocket ever made" is sitting on the launch pad at the base while technicians carry out "a final flurry of checks...

2011-07-27 12:53:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Juno spacecraft completed its last significant terrestrial journey on Wednesday, with a 15-mile (25-kilometer) trip from Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., to its launch pad at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The solar-powered, Jupiter-bound spacecraft was secured into place on top of its rocket at 10:42 a.m. EDT (7:42 a.m. PDT). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Juno will...

2011-07-27 08:31:37

NASA's Juno spacecraft is set to launch toward Jupiter aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on Aug. 5. The launch window extends from 11:34 a.m. to 12:33 p.m. EDT, and the launch period extends through Aug. 26. The spacecraft is expected to arrive at Jupiter in 2016 on a mission to investigate the gas giant's origins, structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere. Juno's color camera will provide close-up images of Jupiter, including the first detailed views of the planet's poles. NASA...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.