October 9, 2013
Juno Spacecraft Earth Flyby Animation
The Juno spacecraft returns to Earth about two years after launch for a flyby gravity assist maneuver. The Earth flyby gives Juno the boost in velocity it needs to coast all the way to Jupiter. Juno arrives at Jupiter in July 2016.
[ Read the Article: Juno Makes Earth Fly-By Before 3 Year Trip To Jupiter ]