European Space Agency ESA Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer JUICE Mission
A new video from the European Space Agency (ESA) details 5 mysteries that its Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) mission will solve. Jupiter, its magnetic environment, and its moons are one of the most perplexing systems in our Solar System. JUICE is set for launch in 2023, with arrival expected in 2031, and should reveal more about this fascinating planet and its natural satellites.

Not only will it make detailed observations of the giant gas planet, but also its three large ocean-bearing moons: Ganymede, Callisto and Europa. To do this, it comes equipped with a suite of remote sensing, geophysical and in situ instruments. Researchers hope to characterize these moons as both planetary objects and possible habitats, while exploring Jupiter’s complex environment in depth. Speaking of moons, this is how the many moons in our solar system compares to structures and places on Earth.

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European Space Agency ESA Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer JUICE Mission

Scene from a recent solar array deployment test of ESA’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, Juice. Each of the two ‘wings’ comprise five 2.5 x 3.5 m panels arranged in a distinctive cross-shape with a total area of 85 square metres. The panels will provide the necessary power to run the spacecraft and operate the science instruments once exploring the Jupiter system. They are also able to withstand temperatures from +110 to -230ºC,” said the ESA.


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