Juno has hiccup as it passes Earth on way to Jupiter but no such problem for LADEE

by | Oct 17, 2013 | exploration, NASA, Satellites | 0 comments

NASA’s Juno mission to the Jovian system has had a hiccup on its way.  Immediately after Juno’s closest approach to Earth during a gravity assist fly-by the craft went into safe mode due to an unknown cause on 9 October.  The craft was successfully recovered from safe mode on 11 October with no apparent harm done.   The spacecraft is set to reach Jupiter in early July 2016.  In its following one year mission, the craft will measure the planet’s magnetic field and measure and image its atmosphere.

Post script: NASA’s lunar probe LADEE entered a circular orbit around the Moon to begin the one month long commissioning period on 12 October.

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