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02.19.16

Mission Status

Where is Juno now?

As of Feb. 19, 2016, Juno is approximately 413 million miles (665 million kilometers) from Earth. The one-way radio signal travel time between Earth and Juno is currently about 37 minutes.

Juno is traveling at a velocity of approximately 51,000 miles per hour (about 22.9 kilometers per second) relative to Earth, 16,000 miles per hour (about 7.3 kilometers per second) relative to the Sun, and 12,000 miles per hour (about 5.6 kilometers per second) relative to Jupiter. Juno has now travelled 1.71 billion miles (2.75 billion kilometers, or 18.41 AU) since launch, and has another 48 million miles to go (77 million kilometers, or 0.52 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 8:35 p.m. PDT (Earth Received 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?

After traveling in space for two years, Juno swung past the Earth in October 2013. The spacecraft used Earth’s gravity to increase its speed toward Jupiter – a maneuver called a gravity assist. At closest approach, Juno came within 350 miles (560) kilometers) of Earth’s surface.

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.