As the BBC reports, and the Guardian notes, Nasa’s Juno Mission to our friend and lord, Jupiter, is scheduled to launch this afternoon on an Atlas V rocket. There’s an impressive Juno mission website too. Lift-off at 15:34 UT [4.34pm BST]. Here’s a short overview of the mission. Video credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.
And, if you have time, here’s the full science briefing via NasaTV.
Update Delayed by some last minute technical glitches, and after checking the launch range was clear of boats, the Juno mission successfully launched at 14:25 UT [5.25pm BST] on its 5 year journey to Jupiter.