PIA13719: Preparing Juno for Acoustical Testing

Preparing Juno for Acoustical Testing


Technicians position NASA's Juno spacecraft on a dolly prior to the start of a round of acoustical testing. During acoustical testing a spacecraft is subjected to conditions that simulate the intense vibrations of launch and other less intense operations that take place while in flight. In this instance, the dolly provides the necessary ground clearance to perform a functional test of Juno's main engine cover.

This image was taken on Sept. 30, 2010, in the Reverberant Acoustics Lab at Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver, during Juno's assembly process.

Background Info:

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, manages the Juno mission for the principal investigator, Scott Bolton, of Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio. Lockheed Martin Space Systems 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
System Jupiter
Target Type Planet
Mission Juno
Instrument Host Juno
Host Type Orbiter
Extra Keywords Color, Infrared, Radio
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2010-12-16
Date in Caption
Image Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/LMSS
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA13719
Identifier PIA13719