JUNO MISSION STATUS
NASA’s Juno goal is now 26 days and 11.1 million miles (17.8 million kilometers) divided from a largest heavenly ancient in a solar complement — Jupiter. On a dusk of Jul 4, Juno will glow a categorical engine for 35 minutes, fixation it into a frigid circuit around a gas giant. It will be a adventurous heavenly encounter: Giant Jupiter lies in a harshest deviation sourroundings known, and Juno has been specifically designed to safely navigate a code new territory.
We’re now shutting a stretch between us and Jupiter during about 4 miles per second,” pronounced Scott Bolton, principal questioner for Juno from a Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. “But Jupiter’s sobriety is tugging during us harder each day and by a time we arrive we’ll be accelerated to 10 times that speed — some-more than 40 miles per second (nearly 70 kilometers per second) — by a time a rocket engine puts on a brakes to get us into orbit.”
The Juno goal group is regulating these final weeks to weigh and re-evaluate each apportionment of a Jupiter circuit insertion (JOI) process, anticipating really low luck events and using them to belligerent — final which, if any, need to be addressed. Two scenarios have been identified for serve work. The initial is a movement in how Juno would come out of protected mode—a protecting mode if a booster were to confront an curiosity or astonishing condition. A second object involves a teenager program update.
“We are in a final exam and examination phases of a JOI method as partial of a final preparations for Jupiter circuit insertion,” pronounced Rick Nybakken, plan manager of Juno for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. “Throughout a project, including operations, a examination routine has looked for a likely, a doubtful and afterwards a really unlikely. Now we are looking during intensely doubtful events that circuit insertion could chuck during us.”