NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Enters Jupiter’s Orbit After 5-Year Journey | NBC News


NASA’s robotic Juno probe began circling the solar system’s largest planet late Monday, ending a nearly five-year journey through deep space and becoming the first spacecraft to enter Jupiter orbit since NASA’s Galileo mission did so in 1995.

The milestone came late Monday, as Juno fired its main engine in a crucial 35-minute burn that slowed the probe down enough to be captured by Jupiter’s powerful gravity. That burn started at 11:18 p.m. EDT and ended on schedule at 11:53 p.m.

Source: NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Enters Jupiter’s Orbit After 5-Year Journey – NBC News

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