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John Batchelor Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 12-18-13 December 19, 2013

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John Batchelor Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 12-18-13

Dr. Scott Bolton on the NASA JUNO Mission to Jupiter

http://archived.thespaceshow.com/shows/2146-BWB-2013-12-18.mp3

Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Scott Bolton, Dr. David Livingston.  Topics: The NASA Juno Mission on the way to Jupiter.  You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, https://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We do not permit the commercial use of any Space Show program or part thereof, nor do we permit Space Show programs to be edited, placed on YouTube, or other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted in news articles, papers, academic & research work but must be cited or referenced in the proper citation format. Contact Dr. Livingston for questions about our copyright and trademark policies which we do enforce.  This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program, www.johnbatchelorshow.com.  Remember, your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF (www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm).

During our 11 minute plus discussion, John, Dr. Bolton & I discussed the NASA Juno Jupiter Mission which is due to arrive in polar orbit around Jupiter on July 4, 2016.  Juno has a great instrument package on board to help unlock critical mysteries about the origins of Jupiter and the universe.  We talked about the recent Earth flyby on Oct. 9 when ham operators all over the world sent June a Morse Code message, “hi.”  Juno heard the message and sent it back to Earth.  We also learned that Juno will be the fastest traveling spacecraft  at 150,000 mph.  The polar orbit will take 11 days and during the year Juno is working, it will make about 30 orbits.  We also learned about the Juno Cam which will enable us to look at the raw data on the web and image it.  As Juno gets close to Jupiter, it is trapped by the enormous Jovian gravity field and inserted in the polar orbit.  Dr. Bolton took us through the full instrument package and the science that the team hopes to learn from this mission.

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