The stakes and the risks are high for the Juno spacecraft's long-awaited arrival at Jupiter tonight (July 4).
NASA's Juno mission is exploring Jupiter from orbit, beaming back amazing photos, atmospheric data and other observations about the largest planet in our solar system. The Juno probe launched Aug. 5, 2011 and arrived in orbit around Jupiter on July 4, 2016. It is the farthest space probe ever to be powered by solar arrays. The $1.1 billion mission is expected to run through July 2021, but the science of Jupiter it returns will last a lifetime. Learn more about Juno's Jupiter discoveries here.
NASA's Juno spacecraft launched on Aug. 5, 2011 and is slipped into orbit around Jupiter on July 4. Get complete coverage of Juno’s arrival.
If all goes according to plan Monday night (July 4), NASA's Juno probe will slip into orbit around Jupiter and get its first taste of the solar system's most intense radiation environment.
The Juno spacecraft's scheduled July 4 arrival in Jupiter orbit is just the latest in a series of spaceflight milestones to occur on the United States' birthday.
On Thursday afternoon (June 30), Juno's handlers sent a command designed to transition the probe into autopilot mode.
Juno, which is scheduled to begin orbiting the giant planet on Monday (July 4), entered Jupiter's sphere of influence last week, mission team members announced today (June 30).
NASA's Juno probe, which is scheduled to begin orbiting Jupiter on Monday (July 4), captured a photo of the giant planet and its four biggest moons last week.
Bright blue auroras at Jupiter's north and south poles are putting on a veritable firework show just before the July 4 arrival of the Juno probe.
Not only is Juno expected to get closer to Jupiter than any other spacecraft in history, but it will also complete its mission completely powered by solar energy.
NASA's Juno spacecraft will reach Jupiter Monday (July 4) after a five-year journey through deep space. Here are seven things to know about the probe and its mission.
NASA's Juno probe is only one week away from its arrival at Jupiter, where it will execute a daring maneuver in order to get closer to the giant planet than any spacecraft has ever done in history.
The NASA mission will enter Jupiter orbit on July 4, but little is known of arguably the most dangerous region in the solar system.
The Juno probe, which launched in August 2011 on a mission to investigate Jupiter's structure, composition and formation history, is scheduled to begin orbiting the gas giant on July 4.