Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Juno Mission



NASA is going to launch mission Juno in August,2011 to study Jupiter. Juno will reach Jupiter in 2016 and it will orbit the planet for one year. Juno's primary goal is to help scientists understand the formation and structure of Jupiter. The Juno spacecraft is to be built by Lockheed-Martin. The spacecraft will spin 2-5 revolutions per minute. The spinning will provide pointing stability and also gyroscope functionality. Juno will use 3 solar panels to generate solar energy for its operation.
The Juno Website