Saturday, May 06, 2023

trouble with JUICE?

Saw some headlines alluding to problems with JUICE... A bit of trouble?

Surfed into the ESA web site.

Found an article entitled "Work continues to deploy Juice RIME antenna."

Apparently there is a small pin that is stuck. Once released, the antenna can be fully deployed. 

wiggling the antenna

The engineers have a few things they're going to try over the 2 month commission period...

This antenna is very important for the ice-penetrating radar instrument. A primary objective, I believe.

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