Juno (spacecraft) orbits will need an update

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Juno (spacecraft) orbits will need an update

Post #1by nardo » 19.10.2016, 05:45

for those who haven't heard, Juno's main engine was acting up so the period reduction maneuver was postponed until december and we'll be stuck in one more 53-day orbit before switching to the science orbits. the good news is that this means we'll be getting some high quality science and photography done early instead of doing the maneuver, but the add-ons will need updates as soon as new spice data are available. here's the story.

edit: juno also went into safe mode. it's fine now but no science was done during the perijove :( here is a misision status report.
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Post #2by FarGetaNik » 20.10.2016, 12:20

Isn't it a bit ironic that the same day this trajectory change was announced, my updated Juno addon gets posted on the Motherlode? :eh: well bad luck. www.celestiamotherlode.net

It seems Juno was in safe mode during its last perijove... and they want to use the next one for science operations. I hope they will get this spacecraft in its final orbit savely.

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Post #3by nardo » 20.10.2016, 15:51

the latest spice orbits show a scenario where it stays in this orbit, but they stop in february. i'm using it now so that the position is accurate at least.
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