NASA Sets Launch Coverage Events For Mission To Jupiter
The spacecraft is expected to arrive at Jupiter in 2016 on a mission to investigate the gas giant's origins, structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere. Juno's color camera will provide close-up images of Jupiter, including the first detailed views of the planet's poles.
NASA will host a prelaunch news conference in the News Center at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 1 p.m. EDT. Conference participants are:
-- Colleen Hartman, assistant associate administrator, Science Mission Directorate
NASA Headquarters, Washington
-- Omar Baez, NASA launch director at Kennedy
-- Vernon Thorp, program manager, NASA Missions, United Launch Alliance, Denver
-- Jan Chodas, Juno project manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
-- Tim Gasparini, Juno program manager, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver
-- Clay Flinn, Atlas V launch weather officer, 45th Weather Squadron, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
A Juno mission science briefing will follow the prelaunch news conference. Briefing participants are:
-- Scott Bolton, Juno principal investigator, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio
-- Toby Owen, Juno co-investigator, University of Hawaii
-- Jack Connerney, Juno Instrument lead, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
-- Andy Ingersol, Juno co-investigator, Cal Tech, Pasadena
-- Fran Bagenai, Juno co-investigator, University of Colorado, Boulder
-- Candy Hansen, Juno co-investigator, Planetary Science Institute, Tucson
A news conference will be held at the Kennedy News Center approximately 2.5 hours after launch, and a news release will be issued as soon as Juno's condition is determined. Spokespersons will be available for interviews.
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