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Message 1800391 - Posted: 3 Jul 2016, 16:20:51 UTC

NASA Juno Spacecraft will meet the Big Guy tomorrow or day after, depending on your time zone — DTG050400ZJUL16:

http://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasas-juno-spacecraft-getting-close-to-jupiter

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/juno/spacecraft/
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Message 1800781 - Posted: 4 Jul 2016, 21:37:47 UTC - in response to Message 1800391.  

Video: Juno Mission Trailer

Secrets lie deep within Jupiter, shrouded in the solar system's strongest magnetic field and most lethal radiation belts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgEsf4QcR0Q&feature=youtu.be&list=PLTiv_XWHnOZpM1iLQr95P4KDXYiYnJUOE
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Message 1800786 - Posted: 4 Jul 2016, 21:45:49 UTC - in response to Message 1800781.  

More on Juno.

Juno To Arrive at Jupiter Tonight

NASA’s solar-powered Juno spacecraft is set to arrive at Jupiter after an almost five-year journey. Juno will perform a suspenseful orbit insertion maneuver, a 35-minute burn of its main engine, to slow the spacecraft so it can be captured into the gas giant’s orbit. NASA TV coverage of orbital insertion begins on July 4 at 10:30 p.m. EDT.

Once in orbit, the spacecraft will circle the Jovian world 37 times during 20 months, skimming to within 3,100 miles (5,000 km) above the cloud tops. This is the first time a spacecraft will orbit the poles of Jupiter, providing new answers to ongoing mysteries about the planet’s core, composition and magnetic fields.
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Message 1800864 - Posted: 5 Jul 2016, 3:54:47 UTC

We are in orbit!
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Message 1800933 - Posted: 5 Jul 2016, 14:38:32 UTC - in response to Message 1800864.  

We are in orbit!

Indeed: NASA's Juno Spacecraft in Orbit Around Mighty Jupiter.

My bad, but there was an earlier thread on this by Bob DeWoody: Juno spacecraft approaching Jupiter. Let us move there to continue monitoring this. What I appreciate most, is the idea to drop Juno eventually into Jupiter, in order not to risk polluting the exciting Jupiterian moon Europa.
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