Juno Earth Flyby Today

Juno Prepares For Earth Flyby on Wednesday

"The flyby will function as a gravity assist for Juno, with Earth's gravity accelerating the solar-powered spacecraft's velocity by 16,330 miles per hour. NASA launched Juno to an area just past Mars, then two main engine burns executed a year ago maneuvered it back around toward Earth. The purpose of using a gravity assist to get Juno on its way to Jupiter is one of cost."

- Flyby info, SwRI
- Earth Image from JunoCam

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