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01.10.14

JUNO POSITION & STATUS

View of Juno's position on January 10 from NASA's Eyes on the Solar System.

As of Jan. 10, Juno was approximately 78 million miles (125 million kilometers) from Earth. The one-way radio signal travel time between Earth and Juno is currently about seven minutes. Juno is currently traveling at a velocity of about 17 miles (28 kilometers) per second relative to the sun. Velocity relative to Earth is about 16 miles (26 kilometers) per second. Juno has now traveled 1.16 billion miles (1.87 billion kilometers, or 12.5 AU) since launch.

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

Recent Spacecraft Significant Events

The Juno operations team successfully enabled the solar array medium strings (for the second and final time) on Jan. 7. This action increases available power, adding three medium string panels to the two long string panels, as the spacecraft moves farther outward from the sun and into the asteroid belt. The next (and final) string enable will be to bring the six short-string panels online around Sept. 2014. With that action, the full power production capability of Juno’s huge solar arrays – the first to power a mission to Jupiter – will be enabled.

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. Additional information about the mission is available on NASA's Juno mission pages.

News media inquiries:
DC Agle
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
818-393-9011 
agle@jpl.nasa.gov

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.