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03.29.13

Juno Position & Status

View of Juno’s position on March 29 from  NASA's Eyes on the Solar System. 

As of March 29, Juno was approximately 70 million miles (112 million kilometers) from Earth. The one-way radio signal travel time between Earth and Juno is currently about 6 minutes. Juno is currently traveling at a velocity of about 11 miles (21.7 kilometers) per second relative to the sun. Velocity relative to Earth is about 13.5 miles (17.7 kilometers) per second.

The Juno spacecraft is in excellent health and is operating nominally. Four instruments -- JEDI, MWR, Waves, and MAG -- are turned on.

Most recent spacecraft significant events

Juno has traveled 7.2 AU since launch and has 11.73 AU left to go on its journey to Jupiter. An AU, or astronomical unit, is a unit of measure that is convenient for describing distances between different parts of the solar system. An AU is equal to the distance between Earth and the sun.

Juno is currently headed back toward the inner solar system for a planned Earth flyby gravity assist maneuver on Oct. 9, 2013. The Juno mission operations team is continuing their planning activities in advance of this critical maneuver. The gravity assist will give the spacecraft the boost it needs to reach Jupiter, where it is slated to arrive in July 2016.

See Juno’s current position, speed and more via NASA’s Eyes on the Solar System 3D interactive. Launch the Juno module or view Juno in the standard Eyes on the Solar System interface.

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.