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Juno

The Juno mission is the first competed mission selected for NASA's New Frontiers Program. NASA's solar-powered Juno spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on August 5, 2011. Juno will conduct a first-time, in-depth study of the giant planet. This mission will place a spacecraft in a polar orbit around Jupiter to investigate the existence of an ice-rock core; determine the amount of global water and ammonia present in the atmosphere; study convection and deep wind profiles in the atmosphere; investigate the origin of the Jovian magnetic field; and explore the polar magnetosphere.

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Steven Levin
Steven Levin
Astronomical Instrumentation
Juno Project Scientist
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Eric De Jong
Eric De Jong
Geophysics & Planetary Geosciences
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Samuel Gulkis
Astrophysics & Space Sciences
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Michael Janssen
Michael Janssen
Astronomical Instrumentation
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Glenn Orton
Earth and Planetary Atmospheres
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Edward Smith
Space and Astrophysical Plasmas
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