Juno's got engine trouble: Nasa delays spacecraft's next flyby of Jupiter until December while engineers investigate

A technical hitch on on the Juno spacecraft had led to its next flyby of Jupiter being delayed until December.
The manoeuvre was originally scheduled for 19 October but had to be put back due to an issue with the space probe's engine.
Nasa confirmed that the a rocket engine burn designed to put the Juno spacecraft closer to Jupiter has been postponed while engineers investigate a valve issue. 
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'Telemetry indicates that two helium check valves that play an important role in the firing of the spacecraft's main engine did not operate as expected during a command sequence... read more

17 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 40
Source: Daily Mail

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