Juno Roman, Second Century CE. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
At 13 feet/4 meters tall and 13,000 pounds/5900 kg, Juno is the largest Classical marble statue in North America.
The earliest record of this statue is 1633, when it was part of the collection of Pope Gregory XV. It was purchased by Carles and Mary Sprague of Boston in 1897. It remained outside in their garden for 107 years, until the Museum of FIne Arts purchased it in 2004. Conservation included removing and reattaching the statue’s head. It has been on display at the MFA since 2012.
Last night, an Atlas V rocket lofted the Navy’s MUOS-3 satellite into Geostationary Transfer Orbit. The rocket flew in the 551 configuration, which means that there were five solid rocket boosters attached to the core stage, a five-meter payload fairing atop the vehicle, and one Centaur engine on the second stage.
It is the most powerful version of the Atlas rocket, and only the fifth time it has flown. It’s prior launches, chronologically, were New Horizons, in 2006, Juno, in 2012, MUOS-1 in 2012, MUOS-2 in 2013, and MUOS-3 in 2015.
I particularly like the aerial perspective of the rocket illuminating the pad shortly after liftoff; it’s a unique perspective that isn’t easily attainable.
Just under three hours after an 8:04 PM EST liftoff, MUOS-3 reached GTO and separated from the Centaur Upper Stage.
The fourth satellite in the MUOS constellation, MUOS-4, will be launched in August. Five satellites are planned in the series, which is managed and operated by the United States Navy.
After years of extensive touring, and garnering glowing praise from top international critics at Pitchfork, VICE, and The Guardian UK for the 2012 Juno-nominated debut album ‘TRST’, the follow up album 'Joyland’ will be released by Arts & Crafts on March 4, 2014.
'Joyland’ is an eruption of guts, eels, and joy.
“Rescue, Mister” was premiered on Pitchfork today.