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About the French and International ground support for the Juno Mission

25 Feb 2016, 23:18 UTC
About the French and International ground support for the Juno Mission
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I refer to:http://www.obs-nancay.fr/Le-Reseau-Decametrique-de-Nancay-support-sol-de-la-mission-JUNO.htmlWith many thanks to Paris Observatory, following is my interpretation of parts of the French text into English:...Juno will travel though the sources of Jovian radio emission and will be able to study them in situ. To put those local measurements in a more global context, it is necessary to observe the Jovian magnetospheric radio emissions simultaneously from far away and from the polar overflights of Juno. There will be an international collaboration of all the professional decametric radio observatories of the world and some of the experienced amateur observers. The coordination of the collaboration (France, Europe, USA, Ukaine, Japan ...) will be done by Paris Observatory (Meudon, LESIA):http://maser.lesia.obspm.fr/outils-services/juno-ground-radio/One instrument in the collaboration is the Decametric Array of the Nancay Radio Astronomy Station of Paris Observatory....a phased array with 144 antennas in the 10 to 40 MHz. It is equipped with a muti channel spectro polarimeter ensuring systematic observations of Jupiter (8 hours per day, 10 to 40 MHz spectra at 0.5 second resolution), supplemented by a receiver specially developed for the Juno support observations with resolution of 3 mili second and 3 kilo hertz. It will allow recording the electric field of the incident waves at very ...

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