Jupiter Europa Orbiter
As a part of the defunct Europa Jupiter System Mission – Laplace (EJSM/Laplace), the Jupiter Europa Orbiter (JEO) was a proposed orbiter probe slated for lift-off in 2020 and planned for detailed studies of Jupiter's moons Europa and Io as well as the Jovian magnetosphere. Its main goal would have been to look for evidence of a possible subsurface ocean.
Montage with JEO
|Website||ESA Webpage on Laplace/EJSM|
|Mission duration||cruise period 5–6 years, science period 3 years (proposed)|
|Launch mass||1,371 kg (3,023 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||2020 (proposed)|
|Rocket||Delta IV-H, Ares V or Atlas V|
|Reference system||Europa orbit|
|Semi-major axis||100 km (62 mi)|
|Orbital insertion||2025–2026 (proposed)|
- Battersby, Stephen (November 5, 2009). "A drop in the bucket is plenty". The National. Retrieved 2009-11-08.
- Jupiter Europa Orbiter (JEO) Concept Archived 2011-04-26 at the Wayback Machine
- Howell, Elizabeth (20 June 2015). "NASA's Europa Mission Approved for Next Development Stage" Space.com. Retrieved 2015-06-21.
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