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.