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10 May 2023 at 11:11 pm #617252
There is a confirmed report on MPML that JUICE flared up to around mag 18 last night (May 9) despite the distance being around 5.6 million km. I don’t know how long this will last but it would be worth a try tonight if you have a chance. It is currently at a declination of -4 deg and an hour or so past the meridian. It is currently cloudy in Chelmsford.
The spacecraft still has not successfully deployed the big RIME subsurface radar antenna. The latest news (not much really) is here: https://twitter.com/esaoperations/status/1655933988991795203.