ESA: Juice launch to Jupiter – LIVE
We’re going to Jupiter – and three of its moons! The Juice spacecraft is now securely fastened to an Ariane 5 rocket and ready for launch.
Juice, for Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, will explore Jupiter’s complex environment in depth after an eight-year journey. Follow all the action and learn more about the mission in this special programme co-produced by ESA and Arianespace.
Lift-off happened at about 13:14 bst and our presenters were live all the way until confirmation of the deployment of the spacecraft’s solar arrays.
We will also take questions from social media using #AskESA.
The programme will be followed by a press conference starting at 15:20 bst. Join in!
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The Jupiter mission postponed because of weather conditions https://t.co/1RsxnAO2MF a launch is planned for tomorrow #ESAJuice #ExplorerFarther #moons #DestinationJupiter #newsuk pic.twitter.com/ZrF09kudwi
— YourNewsUKtv (@YourNewsUKtv) April 13, 2023
Lift-off perfect for #JUICEMission https://t.co/gtVMFwvBzr starts 8 year journey for #Jupiter moons #ESAJuice pic.twitter.com/fj8nXMfPmW
— YourNewsUKtv (@YourNewsUKtv) April 14, 2023