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Juno

FAST          PERCEPTIVE         EFFICIENT

Juno is a solar powered research spacecraft on a six year mission to discover how the planet was formed. The probe will arrive at Jupiter in July 2016. 37 orbits are planned over 24 months in which Juno will collect scientific data using its accurate sensors. Once completed Juno will be deorbited to burn up in Jupiter’s atmosphere.

Mission Facts

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Countdown to Juno reaching Jupiter

Apollo

PIONEERS          EXPLORERS         ASPIRATIONAL

Interesting Facts

  • During the Apollo 11 mission astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed their Lunar Module on July 20, 1969, and walked on the lunar surface.

The Apollo program was the third United States human spaceflight program carried out by the NASA, which accomplished landing the first humans on the Moon from 1969 to 1972.

Mission Facts

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Delta

POWERFUL          RELIABLE         ENDURING

The delta rockets are used once, to carry payloads into space and never recovered. They’ve been used frequently since 1960. There have been more than 300 Delta rockets launched, with a 95% success rate. The Delta design emphasized reliability rather than performance

Mission Facts

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Interesting Facts

  • The Delta IV rocket can carry 28,790 kg. The rocket weighs 226,400 kg. Which means it can carry a payload of 12.72% of its mass.

Atlas

AMBITIOUS          BOLD         FLEXIBLE

Interesting Facts

  • The Atlas V rocket has a mass of 335 tonnes; 287 tonnes of which is propellant.
  • An Atlas V 500 series vehicle stands 205 feet tall – that’s almost 19 floors.

The powerful Atlas rocket was originally designed in the 1950s as a missile for military use. Since then it has become a dependable launch rocket carrying payloads into orbit furthering our scientific understanding including satellites and probes, i.e., New Horizons.

Mission Facts

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