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Message 1814819 - Posted: 3 Sep 2016, 14:10:22 UTC - in response to Message 1814814.  

Curiosity on Mars has one and so New Horizons on Pluto and beyond. It is a decision from NASA. Dawn on Ceres has solar panels.
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Message 1814821 - Posted: 3 Sep 2016, 15:03:47 UTC - in response to Message 1814819.  
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Looks like a bad decision to me. There must be more to the story than what I realize.

Though it might be monotonous we could possibly have had a permanent orbiter with an excellent camera and a couple of probes which are shot down towards the Center of the Planet
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Message 1815192 - Posted: 5 Sep 2016, 15:53:35 UTC - in response to Message 1814821.  
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It has also an infrared camera JIRAM(Jovian Infra Red Aurora Mapper), built by the Italian Space Agency, and managed by Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Rome.
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Message 1824716 - Posted: 16 Oct 2016, 18:02:37 UTC - in response to Message 1816379.  

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has a problem with its engine
Science not affected yet, but if problem isn’t fixed Juno will fly fewer orbits.

For NASA's Juno spacecraft, all had been going well since its July 4th insertion into orbit around Jupiter—as well as things can go when radiation is slowly eating away at a spacecraft, that is. That ended when mission managers tried to send a command to the robotic probe on Thursday.

Hope they get the problem fixed.


http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/10/nasas-juno-spacecraft-has-a-problem-with-its-engine/
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Message 1825242 - Posted: 18 Oct 2016, 22:35:39 UTC - in response to Message 1824716.  


NASA’s Juno Team to Discuss Jupiter Mission Status, Latest Science Results


Team members of NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter will discuss the latest science results, an amateur imaging processing campaign, and the recent decision to postpone a scheduled burn of its main engine, during a media briefing at 4 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 19. The briefing will air live on NASA Television and stream on the agency’s website.
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Message 1825505 - Posted: 20 Oct 2016, 0:28:56 UTC

Juno has gone in safe mode for a software reason and will not be collecting scientific data on the second flyby. The next flyby will be on December 11.
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Message 1835837 - Posted: 14 Dec 2016, 3:50:32 UTC - in response to Message 1825505.  



Juno Captures Jupiter 'Pearl'

This image, taken by the JunoCam imager on NASA's Juno spacecraft, highlights the seventh of eight features forming a ‘string of pearls’ on Jupiter -- massive counterclockwise rotating storms that appear as white ovals in the gas giant's southern hemisphere. Since 1986, these white ovals have varied in number from six to nine. There are currently eight white ovals visible.

The image was taken on Dec. 11, 2016, at 9:27 a.m. PST (12:27 EST), as the Juno spacecraft performed its third close flyby of Jupiter. At the time the image was taken, the spacecraft was about 40,000 miles (24,600 kilometers) from the planet.

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/jupiter-s-7th-pearl

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