NASA prepares mission to Jupiter

NASA announced the preparation of a new mission, the mission Juno (Juno), live on Jupiter.
The launch of the satellite, which will be through a carrier Atlas rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida, is scheduled for August of 2011, and is expected to reach Jupiter in 2016.
Once the satellite reached Jupiter Orbiter for 32 times around the earth at a height of about 4800 km for about a year.
This satellite will be the first to be equipped with solar panels to produce energy, in a direct mission so far from the Sun. "Jupiter is more than 644 million kilometers (400 million miles) from the Sun, five times the Earth-Sun distance, Juno is designed to be extremely efficient in terms of energy," said Scott Bolton, one of the scientists heading the project Juno. The satellite will use a camera and nine scientific instruments to study the hidden world beneath the clouds of Jupiter. These tools will help to investigate the existence of a core of rock and ice, the intensity magnetic field of the planet, the clouds of water and ammonia in the atmosphere and the Northern Lights.
Grasping the formation of Jupiter is essential to understanding the processes that led to the development of the rest of the Solar System.

The Juno mission will be the second of the New Frontiers Program of NASA, the mission was the Pluto New Horizons mission launched in January of 2006 is expected to arrive on the moon Charon to Pluto by 2015. To manage the mission will be the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, Lockheed Martin will be responsible for building the spacecraft. The Italian Space Agency (ASI) will contribute to the mission with an infrared spectrometer, and with some of the scientific experiments radio.

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