Video: When Juno launched to begin 5-year trek to Jupiter

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.

Our launch day journal

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