The spacecraft will spin down from 5 to 2 revolutions per minute (RPM), turn back towards the Sun, and ultimately transmit telemetry via its high-gain antenna.
A “narrowing of the role” has seen Jupiter Fund Management CFO Philip Johnson announce his resignation.
Johnson is due to leave the asset manager in May 2016, after more than six years in the role.
Recently, the board has been beefing up its executive committee, with appointments of heads looking after HR, fund operations, distribution and IT.
NASA’s solar-powered Juno spacecraft, launched nearly five years ago, is set for a rendezvous with Jupiter, when it enters the orbit of the most massive planet in our solar system tomorrow.
The spacecraft will complete a burn of its main engine, placing it in orbit around the king of planets, NASA said.
During its mission of exploration, Juno will circle the Jovian world 37 times, soaring low over the planet’s cloud tops — as close as about 4,100 kilometres.Juno will probe beneath the obscuring cloud cover of Jupiter and study its auroras to learn more about the planet’s origins, structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere.During Juno’s orbit-insertion phase the spacecraft will perform a series of steps in preparation for a main engine burn that will guide it into orbit.The burn will impart a mean change in velocity of 542 metres per second on the spacecraft.It is performed in view of Earth, allowing its progress to be monitored by the mission teams at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Lockheed Martin Space Systems in the US, via signal reception by Deep Space Network antennas in California and Australia.After the main engine burn, Juno will be in orbit around Jupiter.