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01.08.16

Mission Status

Where is Juno?

As of Jan. 8, 2016, Juno is approximately 457 million miles (735 million kilometers) from Earth. The one-way radio signal travel time between Earth and Juno is currently about 41 minutes.

Juno is traveling at a velocity of approximately 56,000 miles per hour (about 25 kilometers per second) relative to Earth, 17,000 miles per hour (about 7.6 kilometers per second) relative to the Sun, and 12,000 miles per hour (about 5.4 kilometers per second) relative to Jupiter. Juno has now travelled 1.69 billion miles (2.73 billion kilometers, or 18.23 AU) since launch, and has another 64 million miles to go (104 million kilometers, or 0.70 AU) before entering orbit around Jupiter.

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

Juno is slated to arrive at the gas giant planet on July 4, 2016 (scheduled for 7:47 p.m. Pacific Time). Visualize Juno’s journey through space and get up-to-date data sets using NASA's Eyes on the Solar System 3D interactive.

Juno’s onboard color camera, called JunoCam, invites the public to serve as a virtual imaging team. Upload and comment on which pictures JunoCam will take when it reaches Jupiter using the new JunoCam web platform.

Did You Know?

At closest approach, Juno will pass only 3,100 miles (5,000 kilometers) above Jupiter’s cloud tops. If Jupiter were the size of a basketball, the equivalent distance would be only about one-third of an inch (0.8 centimeter).

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.