November 15, 2019
A JUICE-y look at Jupiter from Earth

A JUICE-y look at Jupiter from Earth

in 2022, the European Space Agency will launch the Jupiter ICy moons Explorer — JUICE — toward the innermost of the gas giants. It’ll take more than seven years to get there, and once it arrives it’ll go on a series of looping orbits to get close-up views of the big Galilean moons of Jupiter, something we haven’t seen in many years.

Missions like this need a lot of prep and testing, and the scientists/engineers for JUICE just did something I think I love: They hauled the Navigation Camera — the instrument used to looks at stars and such and determine where the spacecraft is and where it’s pointed — onto the roof of Airbus Defence and Space site in Toulouse, France, put it on a telescope mount, and pointed at different astronomical targets to take observations.

 

Get More Info – https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/a-juice-y-look-at-jupiter-from-earth

 

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