A few days ago, the world was treated to the first in-orbit images from NASA’s Juno mission. The picture, which can be seen on the right, shows three of the four Galilean moons orbiting the gas giant.

NASA uses Checkers cable protectors for Juno probe construction

The primary goal of the Juno spacecraft is to understand the evolution as well as the origin of Jupiter, which is largely shrouded in both gas and mystery. The mission will map Jupiter’s magnetic field, as well as collect readings on the planet’s complex atmosphere. While high-res images are not expected for several more weeks, this preliminary snapshot gives us plenty to be excited about. The knowledge we gain from the Juno mission will help us to better understand our solar system and similar solar systems in other parts of our galaxy.

Yellow Jacket Series cable protectors in use at NASA


To understand the Checkers connection, we need to rewind a few years, to the construction of the Juno spacecraft. Observe the image on the left, of the Juno clean room. If you look closely, you’ll see a run of cables protected by our Linebacker Yellow Jacket Series of cable protectors. The signature black and yellow coloring gives it away, as well as our popular “Dog Bone” connectors, featured on the majority of our cable protectors. It’s exciting to see our products playing a role in such a historic scientific event, and we are very proud that NASA trusts our cable protectors to keep both their scientists and equipment safe. While protecting employees is always the priority, protecting equipment can be especially important when dealing with expensive and delicate items such as spacecraft. Our Yellow Jacket Series of cable protectors are always up for the job, featuring a durable high-density polyethylene construction, and a rugged traction pattern to avoid slips, trips, and falls.

Learn more about our Linebacker Yellow Jacket Series here!

Learn more about the Juno Mission here!

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