Humint Events Online: 33 of the Day

Friday, August 05, 2011

33 of the Day

The Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft is programmed to orbit Jupiter 33 times. "Juno will circle the planet 33 times, each orbit lasting 11 days for a grand total of one year."

Even got the 11 there, and a 34 here: "Unlike many other NASA missions, this one came in on cost and on time. It's relatively inexpensive; the Cassini probe launched in 1997 to Saturn, by way of Jupiter, cost $3.4 billion."

This sounds interesting: "After Juno, next up is Grail, twin spacecraft that will be launched next month and go into orbit around Earth's moon."

Grail? And WHY do they need to orbit the moon at this point???


Anonymous Anonymous said...

From that piece: "we've essentially dropped a net around the planet with all of our measurements," Bolton said."

Wiki on Juno: "Juno was an ancient Roman goddess, the protector and special counselor of the state."


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