Spacecraft Juno to arrive Jupiter in 2016
August 5, 2011
NASA is working on the last details of Juno mission whose objective is making a itemized study of Jupiter. Juno will be launched in a rocket Atlas V on August 5 at 15:34 GMT from Florida.
The weather conditions could be favorable in a 70% to carry on the launch although NASA meteorologists follow closely the tropical storm Emily. If the take off is not possible they could do it to August 26.
Scientist Scott Bolton from Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, said, “We are about to begin our journey to Jupiter to discover the secrets of primitive solar system. After eight year of development the spacecraft is ready to its important mission”.
Juno will reach Jupiter in 2016 and will orbit its poles 33 times to learn more about the atmosphere and determine if the planet has a core of ice and rock behind its clouds of hydrogen and helium.