The Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer By Dr Adam Masters – Online\Location to be confirmed
February 7, 2022 @ 7:15 pm
The European Space Agency’s first independent flagship mission to the outer Solar System will be the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer. “JUICE” is almost ready for launch, and will spend ~7 years travelling to the largest planet in the Solar System. After arriving, the spacecraft will perform multiple orbits around Jupiter before becoming the first to orbit the planet’s largest moon, Ganymede. I will introduce the mission and the science that drives it, with particular focus on the possibility of deep ocean habitats beneath the icy surfaces of Jupiter’s Galilean moons.
About the speaker:
Adam Masters is a space and planetary scientist with the Space & Atmospheric Physics Group at Imperial. His research focuses on explaining how energy flows through the Solar System via magnetic fields and charged particle motion in space, as well as understanding how different bodies in the Solar System generate magnetic fields in their interiors. His research programme is underpinned by his involvement in spacecraft missions, such as the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and Titan that ended in September 2017, the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer mission currently being built for launch, and ongoing high-level planning of future missions to Uranus and Neptune.
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