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NASA’s Juno Mission Expands Into the Future


The spacecraft, which has been gathering data on the Jupiter since July 2016, will become an explorer of the full Jovian system – Jupiter and its rings and moons.

NASA has authorized a mission extension for its Juno spacecraft exploring Jupiter. The agency’s most distant planetary orbiter will now continue its investigation of the solar system’s largest planet through September 2025, or until the spacecraft’s end of life. This expansion tasks Juno with becoming an explorer of the full Jovian system – Jupiter and its rings and moons – with multiple rendezvous planned for three of Jupiter’s most intriguing Galilean moons: Ganymede, Europa, and Io. More details at the JPL website.

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