After delaying the period reduction manoeuvre (PRM) of Juno spacecraft to put it closer to the Jupiter, the US space agency NASA will conduct a meeting to discuss latest science results obtained by the spacecraft at 4 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 19. Scientists from Juno mission will brief about the latest find and what next to expect from the mission. What’s striking is that every detail will be telecast live on NASA website.
The briefing participants are:
- David Schurr, deputy director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington
- Rick Nybakken, Juno project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California
- Scott Bolton, Juno principal investigator at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio
- Candice Hansen, JunoCam imaging scientist at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Arizona
The briefing will take place at the meeting of the American Astronomical Society’s (AAS) Division of Planetary Sciences and European Planetary Science Congress (DPS/EPSC) at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California. To attend the Juno briefing in person, media should request a press registration form at the event registration desk.
For access to the event live webcast, media should send their name and media affiliation to AAS Press Officer Rick Fienberg at email@example.com, or call 857-891-5649, by 1 p.m. Wednesday.
NASA’s Juno spacecraft entered orbit around Jupiter on July 4. On Aug. 27, it performed its first close flyby of the planet. It was the first time Juno had its entire suite of science instruments activated and observing the planet as the spacecraft zoomed past.