PIA13013: Juno Taking Shape

Juno Taking Shape


Assembly began April 1, 2010, for NASA's Juno spacecraft in the high-bay cleanroom at Lockheed Martin in Denver, Colo. Workers are moving the radiation vault above a mock-up of the upper part of the spacecraft's main body. The radiation vault protects the spacecraft's sensitive electronics from Jupiter's intense radiation belts.

Background Info:

Juno's principal investigator is Scott Bolton of Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., manages the mission. Lockheed Martin Space Systems of Denver, Colo., is building the spacecraft. The Italian Space Agency, Rome, is contributing an infrared spectrometer instrument and a portion of the radio science experiment.

For more information about Juno, visit http://www.nasa.gov/juno .

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Jupiter
System Jupiter
Target Type Planet
Mission Juno
Instrument Host Juno
Host Type Orbiter
Extra Keywords Color, Infrared, Radio
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2010-05-03
Date in Caption 2010-04-01
Image Credit NASA/JPL/Lockheed Martin
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA13013
Identifier PIA13013