Written by Tharushan Fernando
06 Jul, 2016 | 8:20 am
According to the Jet Propulsion Lab, California (CNN)NASA, a signal has been received from 540 millions across the solar system, confirming that the spacecraft Juno has successfully started orbiting Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system
The Juno team cheered and hugged whilst “Welcome to Jupiter!” flashed on screens at mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab.
The probe had to pull off a bit of tricky maneuvering in-order to slow-down enough to be allowed to be pulled in to Orbit. Juno fired its main engine for 35 minutes, and then successfully hitting its breaks to slow down by about 1,212 miles per hour (542 meters per second).
All rays on me. My solar panels now face the sun. I’m the farthest solar-powered spacecraft from Earth. #Jupiter
— NASA's Juno Mission (@NASAJuno) July 5, 2016
— NASA (@NASA) July 5, 2016
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