Jupiter Rocket Lab Report

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The methodology in this mission involved the curation of a spacecraft unlike its predecessors. The spacecraft used to carry out this mission is very unique because the craft itself and its tools for data collection are powered by solar panels as appose to the typical power system involving radioisotope decay. Where Jupiter lies relative to the Sun, it receives 25 times less sunlight than Earth receives. Given this lack of sunlight in comparison to Earth, the solar panels for the spacecraft were created to be larger than those used on spacecraft closer to the Sun. There are three solar panels in total, each approximately 60ft long. The spacecraft’s orbit around Jupiter is designed in a way that the solar panels are always orientated in the direction…show more content…
This consists of two transponders that are responsible for radiofrequency on the planet. They detect signals from NASA’s DSN (space network of antennas and communication spaces) signals and immediately send signals back. Small changes in signal frequency show how much Juno’s speed changes due to variations in Jupiter’s gravity. This provides data that can be interpreted to understand the internal structure of Jupiter’s gas. The second portion of this goal’s methodology requires insight into Juno’s Magnetometer.
This magnetometer is an instrument that measures strength and direction of magnetic field lines. These sensors are placed on the end of the “boom” on one of Juno’s three solar panels. The boom replicates the edge of the solar panel for the remaining two. This placement was to eliminate the possibility of Juno’s magnetic fields getting detected instead of Jupiter’s.
Goal 4 Methods:
Jupiter’s JEDI (Jupiter Energetic Particle Detector Instrument) measures the energetic particles that come through space and conveys the affects they have on Jupiter’s magnetic field. It contains three sensor units containing six ion and six electron views each. JEDI works in conjunction with JADE and Waves instruments to study the

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