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Juno Reaches Jupiter!

Juno close to Jupiter

Air Date: 07/12/2016
Run Time: 48:25

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Guests:

  • Fran Bagenal, Professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences,, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado
  • Guy Beutelschies, Director of Interplanetary Missions, Lockheed Martin Space Systems
  • Scott Bolton, Principal Investigator for JUNO
  • Elsa Jensen, JunoCam Instrument Operations Engineer, Malin Space Science Systems
  • Candice Hansen, Senior Scientist, Planetary Science Institute
  • Emily Lakdawalla, Senior Editor and Planetary Evangelist, The Planetary Society
  • Jonathan Nichols, Reader, University of Leicester
  • Rick Nybakken, Juno Project Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Bill Nye, Chief Executive Officer

Topics: mission status, Planetary Radio, Juno, Bill Nye, Jupiter

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Return with us to the evening of July 4, 2016 and the exciting arrival at Jupiter of the Juno orbiter. You’ll hear the moment of successful orbital insertion. Several of the mission’s key contributors reveal how Juno accomplished this feat, along with what they hope the spacecraft will tell us about the giant planet. A Juno pin and t-shirt are waiting for the winner of the new What’s Up space trivia contest.

Juno post-orbital insertion media briefing

Mat Kaplan

Juno post-orbital insertion media briefing
Juno mission Principal Investigator Scott Bolton after the spacecraft achieved orbit

Mat Kaplan

Juno mission Principal Investigator Scott Bolton after the spacecraft achieved orbit
Media reps react to announcement that Juno is in orbit

Mat Kaplan

Media reps react to announcement that Juno is in orbit
Emily Lakdawalla in the Juno JOI Media Center at JPL

Mat Kaplan

Emily Lakdawalla in the Juno JOI Media Center at JPL
Candy Hansen and Mat Kaplan with JunoCam

Mat Kaplan

Candy Hansen and Mat Kaplan with JunoCam

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Trivia Contest

This week's prizes are a Juno mission t-shirt and pin.

This week's question:

What instrument on Juno sounds most like something from a Star Wars movie?

To submit your answer:

Complete the contest entry form at http://planetary.org/radiocontest or write to us at planetaryradio@planetary.org no later than Tuesday, July 19th at 8am Pacific Time. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Last week's question:

What is the total power output of Juno at the distance of Jupiter from the Sun?

Answer:

The answer will be revealed next week.

Question from the week before:

What is the ratio of the equatorial surface gravity of the Sun to the force or pull of gravity at the surface of the Earth? (We’ll define the “surface” of the Sun as the edge of the photosphere or visible surface.)

Answer:

The ratio of the Sun’s gravity to Earth’s is about 28:1.

Comments:

No trivia contest spoilers please!

Lensgrinder: 09/28/2016 12:46 CDT

I have been looking to purchase a junocam shirt (T or Polo). I am extremely proud to be the person that made the lenses that are installed in junocam, and helped design and fabricate the assembly tooling. Thanks Richard

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