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Juno Europa Flyby

Europa Atlas V 551 | Juno

NASA’s Juno spacecraft will come within 358 kilometers (222 miles) of the surface of Jupiter’s ice-covered moon, Europa. The solar-powered spacecraft is expected to obtain some of the highest-resolution images ever taken of portions of Europa’s surface, as well as collect valuable data on the moon’s interior, surface composition, and ionosphere, along with its interaction with Jupiter’s magnetosphere.

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Atlas V 551 | Juno

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Aug. 5, 2011, 4:25 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Juno is a NASA space probe orbiting the planet Jupiter. It was built by Lockheed Martin and is operated by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The spacecraft was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station as part of the New Frontiers program. Juno's mission is to measure Jupiter's composition, gravitational field, magnetic field, and polar magnetosphere.

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