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Juno arrived !

NASA Juno space probe entered Jupiter's orbit and is in perfect condition.  It was most important moment during Juno's mission which lasts since 2011 and impressive show of JPL abilities for developing and operating deep space probes. After performing two deep space maneuvers and orbit corrections on June 16, 2016 (first two burns of main…
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Juno started to power its scientific payload !

After successful Jupiter Orbit Insertion performed on July 4, we have good news from Juno. Its scientific payload was turned on and it seems to work nominally. To remind, Juno space probe was performing JOI with turned off onboard instruments to prevent any interruption of flight control systems and reduce power consumption. Instruments were shut down…
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Juno is getting close to Jupiter !

After five years of space journey NASA space probe Juno is getting close to its mission's objective: Jupiter. Yesterday NASA used Deep Space Network 70 m dishes to send four commands from Goldstone, Colorado for Juno space probe which is 860.81 million kilometers from Earth and is getting close to Jupiter. Commands were sent at 19:15 GMT and were…
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Kepler returned to service !

After returning Kepler to normal mode NASA decided to resume Campaign 9 which start was scheduled for April 2016. Kepler is now continuing its K2 mission flying with speed of 5982 km/s and 120 million kilometers from Earth. On April 22, 2016, NASA announced about resuming Campaign 9 which is devoted to research on parallax…
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OSIRIS-REx after first deep space maneuver

NASA officially confirms that OSIRIS-REx space probe performed successfully first deep space maneuver (DSM-1). First Deep Space Maneuver (DSM-1) was performed on Dec. 28, 2016.  It was necessary to set up the probe on the correct course to perform an Earth gravity assist in September this year. Assist will begin lasting two years flight to…
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