Saturday, June 4, 2011

Space solar panels reach Jupiter

Solar technology beats a new milestone. In a short time, thanks to the Juno spacecraft NASA that orbitará Júpiter, solar panels will have peaked most distant from the Earth never reached.

The launch of the Juno spacecraft is scheduled to take place from 5 to 26 August of this year. The Mission's objective is to orbit the poles of Jupiter in order to obtain information on the origins, structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere of the large gaseous planet.

The previous tests have already been filled and the solar panels which contains already have been replegados. The next time that you deploy will be in space, traveling towards Jupiter at a speed of seven miles per second (equivalent to 40555 km/h). Three solar panels it has a size: 2.7 m wide by 8.9 meters long.

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