NASA’s Juno Team to Discuss Jupiter Mission Status, Latest Science Results

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Team members of NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter will discuss the latest science results, an amateur imaging processing campaign, and the recent decision to postpone a scheduled burn of its main engine, during a media briefing at 4 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 19. The briefing will air live on NASA Television and stream on the agency’s website.

The briefing participants are:

  • David Schurr, deputy director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington
  • Rick Nybakken, Juno project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California
  • Scott Bolton, Juno principal investigator at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio
  • Candice Hansen, JunoCam imaging scientist at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Arizona

The briefing will take place at the meeting of the American Astronomical Society’s (AAS) Division of Planetary Sciences and European Planetary Science Congress (DPS/EPSC) at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California. To attend the Juno briefing in person, media should request a press registration form at the event registration desk.

For access to the event live webcast, media should send their name and media affiliation to AAS Press Officer Rick Fienberg at [email protected], or call 857-891-5649, by 1 p.m. Wednesday.

NASA’s Juno spacecraft entered orbit around Jupiter on July 4. On Aug. 27, it performed its first close flyby of the planet. It was the first time Juno had its entire suite of science instruments activated and observing the planet as the spacecraft zoomed past.

For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and to view the news briefing, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

More information on the Juno mission is available at:

http://www.nasa.gov/juno

Follow the mission on Facebook and Twitter at:

http://www.facebook.com/NASAJuno

and

http://www.twitter.com/NASAJuno

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