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NASA launches Juno spacecraft on Atlas V

5 Aug 2011, 21:37 UTC
NASA launches Juno spacecraft on Atlas V
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NASA launches Juno spacecraft on Atlas V JUNO -- Unlocking Jupiter's Mysterieshttp://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/juno/overview/index.htmlhttp://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/juno/main/index.htmlUp, up, and away, just a few gravitational assists, and a 5 year journey to Jupiter and the real show begins.Stay tuned for the videos. Well for now watch the launch of the Atlas V.- LRK ----------------------------------------------------------------------NASA launches Juno spacecraft on Atlas V Astronomy, Atlas V, Launches, NASA, Planets, Satellites, Solar System, rockets, science — posted by Richard Tribou on August, 5 2011 10:56 AMNASA successfully sent the $1.1 billion Juno spacecraft aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to begin its five-year trip to the planet Jupiter. The launch was originally slated for 11:34 a.m., but a hydrogen leak and a boat that encroached on the safety zone pushed the launch nearly an hour at 12:25 p.m.NASA launch director Omar Baez said, “The flight so far looks fantastic.”“The spacecraft did separate. It’s in the right orbit…to start its journey to Jupiter.”Juno now heads to the largest planet in our solar system. It will arrive in five years to study how the planet formed, its gravitational and magnetic fields and its complicated atmosphere.Read more about the mission | Check out photos of the launch.snip---------------------------------------------------------------------JUNO lifts ...

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