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The Juno mission [message #653420] Tue, 05 July 2016 02:21 Go to previous message
John Watson
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Anyone following the news about this? I've been following space technology since working at the European Space Agency for a while last century. I am slightly involved with the Juno mission, I helped with setting up a database being used by the scientific team. Officially I'm still on call for it, though I would hope that the software freeze means it is stable now. It's a little two node stretched RAC, at the South West Research Institute in San Antonio.

Juno is a bit problematic, because it is solar powered. This is the first time solar power has been used for a satellite so far from the sun, but there was no option. Deep space satellites are usually powered by little atomic generators, but there is a world wide shortage of the plutonium needed to fuel them. An odd side effect of the ending of the cold war.
 
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