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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Juno's back, on its way to Jupiter

Juno is slingshotting around Earth this morning, picking up the final boost of speed it needs to head to Jupiter.

Today's data:
http://www.spaceflight101.com/juno-earth-flyby-data.html

I was there for the launch, in 2011:

Slideshow (stills) from both days of the 2-day Tweetup (good way to get an overview, no videos):
http://s225.photobucket.com/user/flanga_bucket/slideshow/Juno%20to%20Jupiter/?albumview=slideshow

Launch video --- the first 60 seconds of a 5-year mission (watch full-screen, with your volume up!):
http://s225.photobucket.com/user/flanga_bucket/media/Juno%20to%20Jupiter/Juno_launch.mp4.html

Vehicle Assembly Building video (3x the volume of the Empire State Building, tall enough to house the Statue of Liberty):
http://s225.photobucket.com/user/flanga_bucket/media/Juno%20to%20Jupiter/ksc4097.mp4.html

All my Juno pix:
http://photobucket.com/juno_langa

Other data:

Juno Mission:
http://www.nasa.gov/Juno

Juno press kit:
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/press_kits/JunoLaunch.pdf

Juno mission fact sheet:
http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/541929main_JunoFactSheet2011.pdf

Juno interplanetary journey and orbit:
http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/316423main_Juno-3publicposters0901.pdf

Juno instrument payload: http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/329284main_JunoPayloadPoster_040609_508comp_sm.pdf

Launching ELV Rockets at KSC:
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/launchingrockets