Spacecraft Animations 2: Juno!

I’ve got some more fun spacecraft CGI animations for you.  😉  These are from the Juno team, who appears to have gotten really excited about animations because they made a lot of them.  I’ll sort them by mission phase for you.  Enjoy!

Launch:

Deployment of the massive solar arrays (the weird triangle on the end of one of them is a magnetometer):

Earth gravity assist flyby:

Spacecraft’s entire cruise trajectory:

Jupiter orbit insertion:

Juno’s orbits around Jupiter, weaving a sort of invisible web:

A broader look at Juno’s orbits around Jupiter:

The same basic thing, but from Juno’s viewpoint (blarg):

And deorbit at mission end:

 

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