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JPL’s Juno Spacecraft in Orbit Around Mighty Jupiter

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Science and Technology JPL’s Juno Spacecraft in Orbit Around Mighty Jupiter From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, July 4, 2016 | 9:39 pm Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Community Newscenter_img After an almost five-year journey to the solar system’s largest planet, NASA’s Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit during a 35-minute engine burn. Confirmation that the burn had completed was received on Earth at 8:53 p.m. Monday, July 4.“Independence Day always is something to celebrate, but today we can add to America’s birthday another reason to cheer — Juno is at Jupiter,” said NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden. “And what is more American than a NASA mission going boldly where no spacecraft has gone before? With Juno, we will investigate the unknowns of Jupiter’s massive radiation belts to delve deep into not only the planet’s interior, but into how Jupiter was born and how our entire solar system evolved.”Confirmation of a successful orbit insertion was received from Juno tracking data monitored at the navigation facility at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, as well as at the Lockheed Martin Juno operations center in Denver. The telemetry and tracking data were received by NASA’s Deep Space Network antennas in Goldstone, California, and Canberra, Australia.“This is the one time I don’t mind being stuck in a windowless room on the night of the Fourth of July,” said Scott Bolton, principal investigator of Juno from Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. “The mission team did great. The spacecraft did great. We are looking great. It’s a great day.”Preplanned events leading up to the orbital insertion engine burn included changing the spacecraft’s attitude to point the main engine in the desired direction and then increasing the spacecraft’s rotation rate from 2 to 5 revolutions per minute (RPM) to help stabilize it..The burn of Juno’s 645-Newton Leros-1b main engine began on time at 8:18 p.m. PDT (11:18 p.m. EDT), decreasing the spacecraft’s velocity by 1,212 mph (542 meters per second) and allowing Juno to be captured in orbit around Jupiter. Soon after the burn was completed, Juno turned so that the sun’s rays could once again reach the 18,698 individual solar cells that give Juno its energy.“The spacecraft worked perfectly, which is always nice when you’re driving a vehicle with 1.7 billion miles on the odometer,” said Rick Nybakken, Juno project manager from JPL. “Jupiter orbit insertion was a big step and the most challenging remaining in our mission plan, but there are others that have to occur before we can give the science team members the mission they are looking for.”Over the next few months, Juno’s mission and science teams will perform final testing on the spacecraft’s subsystems, final calibration of science instruments and some science collection.“Our official science collection phase begins in October, but we’ve figured out a way to collect data a lot earlier than that,” said Bolton. “Which when you’re talking about the single biggest planetary body in the solar system is a really good thing. There is a lot to see and do here.”Juno’s principal goal is to understand the origin and evolution of Jupiter. With its suite of nine science instruments, Juno will investigate the existence of a solid planetary core, map Jupiter’s intense magnetic field, measure the amount of water and ammonia in the deep atmosphere, and observe the planet’s auroras. The mission also will let us take a giant step forward in our understanding of how giant planets form and the role these titans played in putting together the rest of the solar system. As our primary example of a giant planet, Jupiter also can provide critical knowledge for understanding the planetary systems being discovered around other stars.The Juno spacecraft launched on Aug. 5, 2011, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. JPL manages the Juno mission for NASA. Juno is part of NASA’s New Frontiers Program, managed at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, for the agency’s Science Mission Directorate. Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver built the spacecraft. The California Institute of Technology in Pasadena manages JPL for NASA.More information on the Juno mission is available at:http://www.nasa.gov/junoFollow the mission on Facebook and Twitter at:http://www.facebook.com/NASAJuno Make a comment HerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Obvious Sign A Guy Likes You Is When He Does ThisHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Weekend Poll: Which Broadway Show Are You Most Excited to See in 2014?

first_img View Comments It’s here! It’s here! 2014 is officially here! And you know what that means…a whole new crop of Broadway musicals, dramas, comedies and spectacles to add to your “must-see” list. We can’t wait to see Carole King wail in Beautiful, cry our eyes out at The Bridges of Madison County, step into the ring with Rocky, crack up at the gangster antics of Bullets Over Broadway, storm the barricade with Ramin Karimloo in Les Miserables, go on a magic carpet ride with Aladdin, get glittery with Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, say “Wilkommen back” to Alan Cumming in Cabaret and so many more. So, what are you waiting for? Start off 2014 right and cast your vote for the show you’re most excited to see this year! Star Files Alan Cumming Neil Patrick Harrislast_img read more

Agencies team up for ‘Baby & Me Tobacco Free’

first_imgBatesville, In. — Margaret Mary Health is proud to announce it will now offer the Baby & Me Tobacco Free Program, in partnership with the Ripley County Health Department and Stayin’ Alive of Franklin County.Studies show nearly 12 to 20 percent of pregnant women smoke, putting both themselves and their baby at risk. The poisons found in cigarettes can not only keep the baby from getting the proper supply of nutrients and oxygen, but can also lead to low birth weight, premature birth, or even death.Pregnant women who enroll in the Baby & Me Tobacco Free Program receive counseling support and resources to help them quit smoking. Upon successfully quitting and staying tobacco free, enrolled participants are eligible for free diapers or wipes during the prenatal period and up to 12 months following the birth of their baby. This program employs cessation methods and guidelines set forth by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and its effectiveness has been documented through research.Women who take part in the program are asked to pledge the following:Participate in the four prenatal quit smoking sessions.Quit smoking and stay tobacco free during pregnancy.Take a monthly breath test to show she is tobacco free.Stay smoke free after baby is born to receive a monthly voucher for free diapers or wipes for up to 12 months.“Margaret Mary is committed to doing our part in lowering infant mortality rates,” says Debbie Gloyd, MMH Obstetrics Department Manager. “By offering the Baby & Me Tobacco Free program, we hope to decrease instances of premature birth, low birth weight and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).”Margaret Mary’s Baby & Me Tobacco Free Program is proud to support women from the following counties: Ripley, Franklin, Dearborn, Decatur, Jennings, Jefferson, Ohio, Switzerland, Fayette and Rush.To learn more, or to enroll, call Debbie Gloyd at 812.933.5275.last_img read more

Standing pat: Deadline passes without another Braves deal

first_img Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 1st September, 2020 07:00 IST Standing Pat: Deadline Passes Without Another Braves Deal The Atlanta Braves failed to pull off a major deal to bolster their rotation at baseball’s trade deadline Monday, leaving the NL East leaders with a huge question mark as they seek a third straight division title and an extended run in the postseason for the first time time since 2001 COMMENT WATCH US LIVE First Published: 1st September, 2020 07:00 IST The Atlanta Braves failed to pull off a major deal to bolster their rotation at baseball’s trade deadline Monday, leaving the NL East leaders with a huge question mark as they seek a third straight division title and an extended run in the postseason for the first time time since 2001.The only trade made by the Braves came a day earlier, when they acquired journeyman Tommy Milone from the Baltimore Orioles for two players to be named.Milone was thrown right into the mix by the pitching-starved team — and it didn’t go well . The 33-year-old left-hander was given a 10-1 lead but lasted just 2 1/3 innings, giving up seven runs, two homers and eight hits to the Philadelphia Phillies. The Braves managed to hang on for a 12-10 victory.”There’s no doubt things have not panned out the way we hoped,” general manager Alex Anthopoulos said on a conference call shortly after the 4 p.m. EDT deadline passed. “We would have loved to add more starting pitching. We had those discussions. Ultimately, we didn’t think there were any deals that made sense to us.”Max Fried, who was 5-0 with a 1.35 ERA heading into Monday night’s start against the Boston Red Sox, had been the only Braves starter to earn a win until Ian Anderson pitched one-hit ball over six innings in his big league debut last week.Beyond Fried and Anderson, the Braves have a huge hole in their rotation.Milone showed some promise in Baltimore, but he’s really nothing more than a back-of-the-rotation pitcher who might take some heat off the beleaguered Atlanta bullpen by burning innings.The other spots will have to be filled from a group of young pitchers who haven’t lived up to their potential (Touki Toussaint, Kyle Wright, Bryse Wilson), two veterans who struggled so badly they were sent to the alternate training site (Mike Foltynewicz, Sean Newcomb) or a longtime big league stalwart who’s been hampered since the spring by an ailing shoulder (Cole Hamels).It doesn’t bode well for the Braves ending their record-tying streak of 10 straight postseason round losses, a dismal run of playoff futility that has lasted nearly two decades.“We still have a lot of upside,” Anthopoulos insisted. “Obviously, there’s some uncertainty. We would have liked to get more certainty. But no one doubts the talent we have here.”With the postseason expanded to 16 teams in the shortened 60-game season, Anthopoulos said there weren’t a lot of teams willing to give up elite starters without a huge return. The only pitcher he put in that group was Mike Clevenger, who was dealt from Cleveland to San Diego. Lance Lynn was the subject of plenty of trade talk — and certainly would have been a big upgrade for the Braves’ rotation — but he stayed put with the Rangers.A year ago, Anthopoulos was one of the most aggressive GMs at the deadline, bolstering a struggling bullpen with trades for Mark Melancon, Shane Greene and Chris Martin.This season, the bullpen is one of Atlanta’s strengths. But nothing beyond Fried (and perhaps Anderson) has panned out for the rotation.Ace Mike Soroka went down with a season-ending Achilles injury. Hamels, signed to an $18 million, one-year deal, has yet to take the mound. Former AL Cy Young winner Felix Hernandez was impressive in spring training but decided not to play because of coronavirus concerns. Foltynewicz, an All-Star just two seasons ago, was demoted after one terrible start because of an alarming drop in velocity. Newcomb, a 12-game winner in 2018, went 0-2 with an 11.20 ERA in four starts before he was sent down.The Braves keep hoping for a breakthrough from Wright, the No. 5 overall pick in 2017, but he is 0-6 with an 8.05 ERA over the last two seasons. It’s a similar story for Toussaint (0-1, 7.89 ERA this season) and Wilson (who struggled in his lone appearance of 2020).“Those guys have gotten opportunities, and they’re likely to get opportunities again,” Anthopoulos said. “We want to make sure they’re in a good place before we give them the opportunity to come back up here.”Image credits: AP center_img LIVE TV Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW USlast_img read more

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