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05.05.14

JUNO MISSION STATUS

View of Juno's position on May 2 from Eyes on the Solar System

See Juno's current position and velocity using NASA's Eyes on the Solar System 3D interactive or the NASA/JPL Solar System Simulator.

As of May 2, Juno was approximately 279 million miles (449 million kilometers) from Earth. The one-way radio signal travel time between Earth and Juno is currently about 25 minutes. Juno is currently traveling at a velocity of about 12 miles (20 kilometers) per second relative to the sun. Velocity relative to Earth is about 29 miles (47 kilometers) per second. Juno has now traveled 1.3 billion miles (2.1 billion kilometers, or 14 AU) since launch.

The Juno spacecraft is in excellent health and is operating nominally.

Recent Spacecraft Significant Events

Juno is now closer to Jupiter than it is to the sun. The spacecraft is cruising in the main asteroid belt as the operations team busily makes preparations for Jupiter arrival just over two years from now.

In mid-April, the Juno operations team initiated an annual period of maintenance tests on Juno’s science instruments which lasted approximately two weeks. The team also completed a planned calibration of one of Juno’s two star tracker cameras (Stellar Reference Unit 2).

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Members of the media, please contact:

D.C. Agle
Juno Media Relations Representative
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

(818) 393-9011
Dwayne Brown
NASA Public Affairs Officer
NASA Headquarters

(202) 358-1726

Where is Juno now?

Visualize Juno’s journey through space and get up-to-date data sets using NASA's Eyes on the Solar System 3D interactive.