Professor Rahmat-Samii Received the NASA Group Achievement Award
Distinguished Professor Yahya Rahmat-Samii was awarded the NASA Group Achievement Award, “For exceptional contributions to the Juno Step 1 and Step 2 exemplary winning proposal efforts leading to the start of mission developments”. This award was endorsed by Mr. Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator. Professor Rahmat-Samii provided the original design of the 5 x 5 radiometer array antenna which was then completed at JPL. The instrument will measure the thermal radiation emanating from deep within Jupiter’s atmosphere.Juno is a NASA New Frontiers mission to planet Jupiter and was launched on August 5, 2011 with arriving date of around July 4, 2016. The spacecraft will travel roughly over a total distance of 2.8 billion kilometers.