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Europa Explorer – an exceptional mission using existing technology

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dc.contributor.author Clark, Karla B.
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-13T15:20:13Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-13T15:20:13Z
dc.date.issued 2007-03-03
dc.identifier.citation IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 3-10, 2007. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 06-2857
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/40246
dc.description.abstract A mission to Europa has been identified as a high priority by the science community for several years. The difficulty of an orbital mission, primarily due to the propulsive requirements and Jupiter’s trapped radiation, led to many studies which investigated various approaches to meeting the science goals. The Europa Orbiter Mission studied in the late 1990’s only met the most fundamental science objectives. The science objectives have evolved with the discoveries from the Galileo mission. JPL studied one concept, Europa Explorer, for a Europa orbiting mission which could meet a much expanded set of science objectives. A study science group was formed to verify that the science objectives and goals were being adequately met by the resulting mission design concept. The Europa Explorer design emerged primarily from two key selfimposed constraints: 1) meet the full set of identified nonlander science objectives and 2) use only existing technology. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 1048326 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2007. en
dc.subject Europa en
dc.subject spacecrafts en
dc.subject mission concepts. en
dc.title Europa Explorer – an exceptional mission using existing technology en
dc.type Preprint en


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