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[b]Launch Day for Juno[/b]
The countdown is moving ahead this morning toward a liftoff at 11:34 a.m. EDT (1534 GMT) to begin the Juno mission to Jupiter.
The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the four-ton spacecraft is poised at Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida within sight of the space shuttle launch pads to the north.
The last probe to fly to Jupiter, Galileo, was sent aloft aboard a space shuttle in 1989. Juno's mission was inspired in part to search for answers to questions raised by Galileo's findings.
The weather forecast is positive this morning and there are no indications of technical issues.
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