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NASA Re-plans Juno's Jupiter Mission

6 Jun 2018, 21:49 UTC
NASA Re-plans Juno's Jupiter Mission NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA has approved an update to Juno's science operations until July 2021. This provides for an additional 41 months in orbit around Jupiter and will enable Juno to achieve its primary science objectives.Juno is in 53-day orbits rather than 14-day orbits as initially planned because of a concern about valves on the spacecraft's fuel system. This longer orbit means that it will take more time to collect the needed science data.

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