On August 05, 2011 at 16:25 UTC the Atlas-5 rocket-carrier was launched by United Launch Alliance from launch complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
photo by United Launch Alliance
The rocket orbited NASA's solar-powered Juno space probe on a five-year voyage to Jupiter.
The Atlas 5 is not powerful enough to fling the spacecraft directly to its target. Instead, Juno will fly out past the orbit of Mars and then use on-board propulsion in September 2012 to drop back into the inner solar system for a velocity-boosting
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