Juno left the Earth atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket on Aug. 5, 2011, beginning its journey to Jupiter atop the most powerful Atlas variant with five side-mounted boosters. Liftoff occurred at 12:25 p.m. EDT (1625 GMT) from Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
After traveling more than 1.7 billion miles, Juno arrives at the gas giant on Monday.
The full launch experience
Earth-facing onboard rocket camera
Upward-facing onboard rocket camera
Launch replay: Beach tracker
Juno’s pre-launch campaign
Atlas 5’s pre-launch campaign