While studying the largest planet in our solar system, on June 7, the Juno spacecraft passed by the largest moon in the solar system, Ganymede. Not only is Ganymede bigger than the planet Mercury, but it is the only moon in our solar system to have a magnetosphere. Juno provided us with new data on Ganymede’s geography, ionosphere, and its unique magnetosphere. This data will give NASA some much needed information to plan future missions to the Galilean Moons, like the JUICE spacecraft set to launch in 2022.
Red Canyon is extremely proud to have supported Juno’s flight software, uplink/downlink, telemetry and memory management. Click the links below to learn more!