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Juno de-orbit animation

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Uploaded on Jul 13, 2011

Find out more at http://missionjuno.swri.edu and http://www.nasa.gov/juno.

After more than a year orbiting Jupiter, Juno's science mission will be complete. The Juno spacecraft will then be commanded to dive into Jupiter's atmosphere where it will burn up like a meteor. Juno will become part of the planet it has studied.

After 33 orbits passing through Jupiter's radiation belts, the spacecraft will have received a large dose of radiation, and more radiation would eventually cause its systems to fail. So the spacecraft is de-orbited to meet the planetary protection requirement set by NASA.

Credit: NASA/JPL/SwRI

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