Search Results for: Juno

no alt

Pioneer 10: first probe to leave the inner solar system & precursor to Juno


The first spacecraft to leave the inner solar system sailed into the asteroid belt 45 years ago today, 15 July 1972, on a mission that would mark many…

no alt

YIR III: From dwarfs to giants – the missions of Dawn, Juno, and Cassini


Moving out into the asteroid belt and farther still to the gas giants, NASA’s Dawn, Juno, and Cassini missions churned away in orbit of their respective hosts –…

no alt

Juno provides new data on Jupiter; readies for primary science mission


The Juno spacecraft has beamed back stunning images from its recent – and closest – approach to Jupiter, swinging to within 4,200 km (~2,610 miles) of the largest…

no alt

Juno successfully completes orbital insertion burn to arrive at Jupiter


After a near five year cruise through the solar system, NASA’s Juno spacecraft has become the second craft to permanently enter orbit of the largest planet in our…

no alt

Juno slingshot – Spacecraft zips past Earth en route to Jupiter


NASA’s Juno spacecraft performed a close gravity assist flyby of the Earth on Wednesday, aiding its five-year journey to Jupiter. Earth’s gravity accelerating assist for the solar-powered spacecraft…

no alt

ULA Atlas V launches NASA’s Juno on a path to Jupiter


United Launch Alliance (ULA) have launched their Atlas V carrying NASA’s Juno probe on its way to Jupiter on Friday. The liftoff of the flagship mission was delayed by…

no alt

NASA Juno FRR completed – Atlas and Delta share a ride on the Mariner


Preparations for the launch of the NASA Juno mission to Jupiter are proceeding well, as the mission passed through its Flight Readiness Review (FRR). Juno will be riding on…

no alt

38 years after Pioneer 11, Cassini enters final 2 weeks of Saturnian mission


Exactly 38 years to the day after Pioneer 11 became the first spacecraft to encounter the planet Saturn, NASA’s flagship mission to the ringed planet, Cassini, is entering…

no alt

The Grand Finale: Cassini enters final mission


Nearly 20 years after launch and almost 13 years at the majestic ringed planet, the Cassini spacecraft is about to enter the final phase of its historic mission….

no alt

YIR V: ‘Planet Nine’ – Pushing the boundaries of the solar system


In 2016, our understanding of our cosmic home might have taken its most significant leap forward since the discovery of Uranus shattered our then perception of a six-planet…

no alt

YIR IV: New Horizons returns all data of Pluto, a small world with big surprises


It was the dominant event in spaceflight last year: New Horizons’ rapid-paced, intense scientific investigation of the icy, dwarf planet Pluto – the mysterious little world that once…

no alt

YIR II: Curiosity & Opportunity – Revelations, pushing the limits of longevity


From the orbits of the inner solar system to the surface of Mars.  For Curiosity and Opportunity, 2016 continued the rovers’ revelations of the mysteries of the Martian surface…

no alt

ULA Delta IV launches WGS-8 satellite


United Launch Alliance (ULA) has launched a Delta IV rocket on Wednesday evening, carrying the eighth satellite in the US Air Force’s Wideband Global Satcom system. The rocket…

no alt

Atlas V launches WorldView-4 out of Vandenberg


The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket – interrupted by a wildfire – finally conducted a rare commercial launch on Friday, tasked with orbiting the WorldView-4 Earth-imaging…

no alt

Atlas V begins OSIRIS-REx’s round trip to the asteroid Bennu


NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has began a seven-year round trip to the asteroid Bennu on Thursday, beginning its journey via a launch aboard the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas…

no alt

Pad hardware changes preview new era for Space Coast


Ongoing work at the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral is continuing to lay the groundwork to once again launch American astronauts from home soil. While the huge…

no alt

Year In Review, Part 2: Planetary science sees ends and new beginnings


Year 2015 was yet another banner stretch for planetary exploration. The year saw the farewell of NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft at Mercury, the delayed arrival of JAXA’s Akatsuki at…

no alt

Soyuz TMA-19M docks with ISS in landmark moment for UK spaceflight


The Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft has completed its fast track journey to the International Space Station (ISS), carrying three crewmembers. The launch – and what resulted in a manual…

no alt

Cygnus returns to space via Atlas V launch


Orbital ATK’ Cygnus resupply spacecraft finally returned to flight on Sunday following weather scrubs over numerous recent attempts. Riding United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket uphill a year…

no alt

OSIRIS-REx enters environmental testing ahead of launch next year


NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has completed assembly operations at its Lockheed Martin construction site in Denver, Colorado. OSIRIS-REx, slated to become the first asteroid sample return mission for the…