Juno (spacecraft)

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Juno at Jupiter
An artist's concept of Juno at Jupiter
Organization: NASA
Mission type: Orbiter
Satellite of: Jupiter
Launch date: August 5, 2011[1]
Launch vehicle: Atlas V-551[1]
Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station[1]
Webpage: www.nasa.gov/juno

Juno is an unmanned NASA New Frontiers spacecraft. It will orbit and explore the planet Jupiter. The spacecraft was launched on August 5, 2011 from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.[1] Scott Bolton is leading the mission.[2]

Juno's main goal is to understand the origin and evolution of Jupiter.[2][3][4][5] Juno will also study the planet's atmospheric composition, gravity field, magnetic field, and polar magnetosphere.[3][5][6]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Greicius, Tony, ed. (2011-08-16). "Juno Launch". NASA. Retrieved 2011-07-21. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sutherland, Paul (August 2011), Sky at Night Magazine, BBC Magazines Bristol (75), p. 37-42  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Juno Science Objectives". 2010-05-10. Retrieved 2011-07-29. 
  4. Dodge, Randy; Boyles, Mark A.; Rasbach, Chuck E. "Key and Driving Requirements for the Juno Payload Suite of Instruments" (PDF). American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Retrieved 2011-07-30. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 Whatmore, Rebecca, ed. (2010-01-28). "Mission Overview". NASA. Retrieved 2011-07-21. 
  6. "Juno Mission to Jupiter" (PDF). NASA. Retrieved 2011-07-21. 

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