The Juno Mission

S. J. Bolton, J. Lunine, D. Stevenson, J. E.P. Connerney, S. Levin, T. C. Owen, F. Bagenal, D. Gautier, A. P. Ingersoll, G. S. Orton, T. Guillot, William B. Hubbard, J. Bloxham, A. Coradini, S. K. Stephens, P. Mokashi, R. Thorne, R. Thorpe

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Abstract

Juno is a PI-led mission to Jupiter, the second mission in NASA’s New Frontiers Program. The 3625-kg spacecraft spins at 2 rpm and is powered by three 9-meter-long solar arrays that provide ∼500 watts in orbit about Jupiter. Juno carries eight science instruments that perform nine science investigations (radio science utilizes the communications antenna). Juno’s science objectives target Jupiter’s origin, interior, and atmosphere, and include an investigation of Jupiter’s polar magnetosphere and luminous aurora.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-37
Number of pages33
JournalSpace Science Reviews
Volume213
Issue number1-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2017

Keywords

  • Atmosphere
  • Juno
  • Jupiter interior
  • Magnetosphere

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Bolton, S. J., Lunine, J., Stevenson, D., Connerney, J. E. P., Levin, S., Owen, T. C., Bagenal, F., Gautier, D., Ingersoll, A. P., Orton, G. S., Guillot, T., Hubbard, W. B., Bloxham, J., Coradini, A., Stephens, S. K., Mokashi, P., Thorne, R., & Thorpe, R. (2017). The Juno Mission. Space Science Reviews, 213(1-4), 5-37. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11214-017-0429-6