More News Due From Jupiter: JPL/NASA Juno Team Will Conduct A Press Briefing — On Valve Glitch — Late Afternoon Eastern, On Wednesday

mrk-jpl-nasa-glitch-juno-2016 As we were first to report, world web-wide it seems, on this past Saturday morning — the basketball court sized Juno orbiter has experienced a bit of a hiccup.

I don’t expect this small glitch to interfere with any of the main science mission — but that is why NASA is briefing the press, come Wednesday. Either they’ve solved the glitch, or they’ve figured out that both the involved valve’s main circuit, and/or backup circuit(s) are likely fried. I expect we will hear that the mission is still all green lights, either way. In any event, here are the press conference details — it will be streamed over live NASA TV, as well:

. . . .Team members of NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter will discuss the latest science results, an amateur imaging processing campaign, and the recent decision to postpone a scheduled burn of its main engine, during a media briefing at 4 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 19. The briefing will air live on NASA Television and stream on the agency’s website. . . .

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 rick.fienberg@aas.org, or call 857-891-5649, by 1 p.m. Wednesday. . . .

I’ll try to catch the replay late night on Wednesday night, or early Thursday morning, like 1 AM EDT — on NASA-TV. . . As ever — onward she sails, that mysteriously vexing, ever intoxicating twisty copper colored shepherd moon-lette, blissfully unaware of any potential peril that might befall my mission. And that, her unwasted grace is noble too, in its own way. . . smile. . . .

नमस्ते

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