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Juno - Jupiter Orbiter
Bjorn Jonsson
post Aug 5 2011, 01:57 PM
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QUOTE (mcaplinger @ Aug 5 2011, 11:48 AM) *
I gave Emily an infodump about how Junocam works, expected image counts, when we image, etc, so you can look for that soon, I expect.

This should be interesting - thanks.

QUOTE (cIclops @ Aug 5 2011, 10:55 AM) *
There's an Earth gravity assist planned for 9 October 2013 at 500kms altitude; that would be a great opportunity for a movie if the cam keeps shooting all the way in and out. Likewise a departure movie would be possible if Junocam is switched on soon after launch.

It must be kept in mind that JunoCam is very different from the cameras aboard e.g. Galileo and Messenger that produced rotation movies during Earth flybys. It has a very wide field of view (58 degrees if I remember correctly) whereas e.g. Galileo's FOV was 0.47 degrees. So it has to be close to Earth to obtain good images - remember that Juno will be flying very close to Jupiter. The fact that Juno is a spinning spacecraft might also affect possible Earth-imaging. The information from Mike should be very helpful but Earth images (if possible in 2013) would certainly be helpful as well to use as image processing 'test data' well before Jupiter arrival.
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post Aug 5 2011, 02:09 PM
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I agree that we shouldn't expect any Earth movies in the "classical" sense, but look on the positive side. A large FOV increases the chances of catching Earth even if the spacecraft orientation is somewhat constrained (thermal or other reasons). I would be happy to see a few images from the Earth flyby.


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post Aug 5 2011, 04:15 PM
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Well this is one INTERESTING LAUNCH.
How many times have they delayed launch moment in last hour or so.
I wish you safe and nice flight Juno!!!
Go Juno GO!!!!

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post Aug 5 2011, 04:19 PM
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Good thing those boats came, or I'd have been asleep and missed it.
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post Aug 5 2011, 04:20 PM
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well, at least thanks to the delays I could get home in time to watch the launch live!


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Launch! So far so good! SRBs jettisoned.
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Bye Bye Juno and don't forget to write, and send us lots of images! laugh.gif


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I have been wondering: could the star trackers normally used to reconstruct the orientation of the magnetometer be used to confirm that some of the flashes Galileo's star trackers saw at periapsis during the Amalthea flyby were indeed moonlets? of course it is more likely that they were radiation-caused false alarms...
the "discovery" was reported in IAUC 8107


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post Aug 5 2011, 05:44 PM
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Arrays successfully deployed @ 1738 GMT! smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif

GO JUNO!!!


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post Aug 5 2011, 06:04 PM
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Hooray! Congratulations to all.
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QUOTE (mcaplinger @ Aug 5 2011, 03:48 AM) *
I gave Emily an infodump about how Junocam works, expected image counts, when we image, etc, so you can look for that soon, I expect.

As promised: http://www.planetary.org/blog/article/00003133/ Thanks Mike!


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QUOTE (Toma B @ Aug 5 2011, 09:15 AM) *
Well this is one INTERESTING LAUNCH.
How many times have they delayed launch moment in last hour or so.


New Horizons' launch was delayed many times up to the last minute, due to cloudy weather on 1/19/06


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Very informative post (...yeah, like THAT'S a shocker! rolleyes.gif ), Emily, thanks!!! And special thanks to you, Mike for providing her the information needed to write it!!!

Very exciting in its own right, and perhaps a milestone. Junocam seems to be the first-ever UMSF instrument designed expressly to harness the talents of the general public, and that seems like a potential paradigm-changer.

I predict that some amazingly good science will occur as a result. (...yeah, I know...another shocker! wink.gif )


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post Aug 6 2011, 12:01 AM
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Congratulations Atlas launch team!

Congratulations JUNO team. A new spacecraft to learn to fly and much great science to come!!!!
What a cool job!

And what a cool job ahead for you image genuis's of UMSF!

I really think that UMSF high standards and incredible image products have had a real affect on how some sciecne teams approach data releases. Thanks to MER, CASSINI, etc., for opening up that font to those of us who find that nothing can beat exploring and back seat eyeballing new vistas on worlds afar.

What a great time to be alive, indeed!

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I was lucky enough to be at the KSC Media Site for the launch ( attending the tweetup to demonstrate Eyes on the Solar System...which now has a quite awesome Juno module )

I used a Go Pro HD Hero to record the big picture of the launch

http://twitpic.com/61dmsr

And using my t2i, took a few photos of the launch itself. No point trying to get the close up shots..others with more experience, talent and equipment can do that...this is what my view was like though

http://twitpic.com/61dmsr

Go Juno!!

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