Recently, NASA’s Juno spacecraft experienced a glitch that caused it to lose over 200 images taken during a Jupiter flyby.


About the Juno Probe

  • JUNO is an acronym for Jupiter Near-polar Orbiter.
  • It was launched in 2011, the Juno spacecraft initially embarked on a 5-year journey to the largest planet in our solar system.
  • Towards the end of its primary mission, the spacecraft’s objectives evolved, and it transitioned into a full Jupiter system explorer with flybys of Jovian moons.
  • Goal — Understand the origin and evolution of Jupiter, look for a solid planetary core, map the magnetic field, measure water and ammonia in the deep atmosphere, and observe auroras.