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Juno Spacecraft in Orbit Around Jupiter

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seeder

MISSION SUCCESS!!  :tu:

 

“Welcome to jupiter”   Live updates!
 

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“Welcome to jupiter,” a voice said over the radio at Nasa’s JPL, with scientists cheering, clapping and hugging each other.

The burn time was within one second of the predicted time, putting it in exactly the orbit it needed.

“You’re the best team ever! We just did the hardest thing Nasa has ever done,” shouted, principle investigator of the Juno mission, Scott Bolton.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/live/2016/jul/05/nasas-juno-spacecraft-arrives-at-jupiter-live

 

 

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Likely Guy

Wow. It's amazing to live in these times, and even more amazing to consider the times we might live in.

Goodjob NASA!

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Astra.

Congratulations NASA...... :tu:

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qxcontinuum

thats cool... how much time until we see non edited close ups with jup ?

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seeder
9 minutes ago, qxcontinuum said:

thats cool... how much time until we see non edited close ups with jup ?

 

 

It'll be a while till we get any images

 

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Likely Guy
12 minutes ago, qxcontinuum said:

thats cool... how much time until we see non edited close ups with jup ?

It will be a few days before there are any images. It's pretty hard to take pictures when you're trying to slow yourself down from 250,000 (kph or mph?). There will be no surface pictures as it's not a 'lander' it's an orbiter that will do it's job over the next year and a bit, degrade it's orbit and then, carry on.

Edit: That is, hurtle yourself at the end of your life into an unknown gas giant, all the while trying to send back the data.

*Good Juno!*

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Waspie_Dwarf

Never in doubt, the engine was ,made in Britain.

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Waspie_Dwarf

NASA's Juno Spacecraft in Orbit Around Mighty Jupiter

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After an almost five-year journey to the solar system’s largest planet, NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit during a 35-minute engine burn. Confirmation that the burn had completed was received on Earth at 8:53 p.m. PDT (11:53 p.m. EDT) Monday, July 4.

“Independence Day always is something to celebrate, but today we can add to America’s birthday another reason to cheer -- Juno is at Jupiter,” said NASA administrator Charlie Bolden. “And what is more American than a NASA mission going boldly where no spacecraft has gone before? With Juno, we will investigate the unknowns of Jupiter’s massive radiation belts to delve deep into not only the planet’s interior, but into how Jupiter was born and how our entire solar system evolved.”

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bubblykiss

About time, I need more information on Ol' Jove.

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Dumbledore the Awesome
3 hours ago, qxcontinuum said:

thats cool... how much time until we see non edited close ups with jup ?

How much time until we see people theorizing that NASA are Covering Up something by editing pictures?

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“Welcome to jupiter,” a voice said over the radio at Nasa’s JPL, with scientists cheering, clapping and hugging each other.

The burn time was within one second of the predicted time, putting it in exactly the orbit it needed.

“You’re the best team ever! We just did the hardest thing Nasa has ever done,” shouted, principle investigator of the Juno mission, Scott Bolton.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/live/2016/jul/05/nasas-juno-spacecraft-arrives-at-jupiter-live

 

 

Principle investigator? has he been seconded to investigate NASA's principles? Someone ought to launch an investigation into the Guardian's reporters' grammatical knowledge :angry: 

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toast
11 minutes ago, Otto von Pickelhaube said:

 

Principle investigator? has he been seconded to investigate NASA's principles? Someone ought to launch an investigation into the Guardian's reporters' grammatical knowledge :angry: 

The Guardian is correct here. Principle investigator is a common title in space research, amongst others. The PI is the project manager and the responsible person, and often the initiator, for a selected scientific experiment.  Example here.

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Waspie_Dwarf
17 minutes ago, toast said:

The Guardian is correct here. Principle investigator is a common title in space research, amongst others.

What Otto's is getting at is that it should be principal not principle. These two words have different meanings, although why he is choosing to be so off topic is another matter. 

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TopToffee
9 hours ago, Waspie_Dwarf said:

Never in doubt, the engine was ,made in Britain.

Cant have been made by Rover cause its head gasket would have gone just after it passed the moon.!

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toast
35 minutes ago, Waspie_Dwarf said:

What Otto's is getting at is that it should be principal not principle. These two words have different meanings, although why he is choosing to be so off topic is another matter. 

I see now, my fault.  Will ban myself for 2 hrs now.

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Grandpa Greenman

Bravo Nasa and the 

5 hours ago, Waspie_Dwarf said:

Never in doubt, the engine was ,made in Britain.

I was looking at the Nasa article and didn't see where they gave the Brits at Moog Inc any credit for building the engine.  So, I am going to give a Hail and well done to the workers at Moog.  Space is an international investment, no one country can do it all. We are all earthlings.  :yes: 

 

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Juno uses a bipropellant LEROS 1b main engine, manufactured by Moog Inc in Westcott in Buckinghamshire in England.[64] It uses hydrazine and nitrogen tetroxidefor propulsion and provides a thrust of 645 newtons. The engine bell is enclosed in a debris shield fixed to the spacecraft body, and is used for major burns. For control of the vehicle's orientation (attitude control) and to perform trajectory correction maneuvers, Juno utilizes a monopropellant reaction control system (RCS) consisting of twelve small thrusters that are mounted on four engine modules.[2]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juno_(spacecraft)#Propulsion

 

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Lilly
2 hours ago, Waspie_Dwarf said:

What Otto's is getting at is that it should be principal not principle. These two words have different meanings, although why he is choosing to be so off topic is another matter. 

Scientists aren't English teachers would be my guess.

Can't wait to see some pictures!

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Merc14
8 hours ago, qxcontinuum said:

thats cool... how much time until we see non edited close ups with jup ?

The pictures should be beautiful but they'll simply be of the clouds and polar auroras.  There is no "surface" on Jupiter to image, at least not one that will likely ever be seen on a camera but regardless,  NASA is accepting civilian votes on what to image with JUNOCAM if you'd like to participate rather than simply complain.

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Dumbledore the Awesome
5 hours ago, Waspie_Dwarf said:

What Otto's is getting at is that it should be principal not principle. These two words have different meanings, although why he is choosing to be so off topic is another matter. 

I'm sorry, i keep forgetting that flippancy is forbidden in these pages. I, like Toast, will sit quietly from now on. 

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Dark_Grey

Super cool. Bravo, NASA

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White Unicorn
6 hours ago, TopToffee said:

Cant have been made by Rover cause its head gasket would have gone just after it passed the moon.!

Or Chinese generic imposture screws replacing the brand quality items in the Challenger Shuttle. 

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Myles

Very cool.    I wonder if Juno has a lifespan?   After it's time at Jupiter, could it keep going?   Should it be sent to it's death on Jupiter. 

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Merc14
9 minutes ago, Myles said:

Very cool.    I wonder if Juno has a lifespan?   After it's time at Jupiter, could it keep going?   Should it be sent to it's death on Jupiter. 

No, it is definitely a finite mission which ends with Juno plunging into Jupiter's atmosphere after 37 orbits.  The radiation is so strong that even though the craft is heavily protected it is still taking massive damage but more importantly they don't want the craft to collide with any of the moons, thereby contaminating it, if the craft should suffer a cataclysmic failure.

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Myles

Seems sensible. 

 

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bawdo

This is super exciting!!

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