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Europa Planetary Protection for Juno Jupiter Orbiter

Show simple item record Bernard, Douglas E. Abelson, Robert D. Johannesen, Jennie R. Lam, Try McAlpine, William J. Newlin, Laura E. 2013-03-15T17:30:30Z 2013-03-15T17:30:30Z 2010-07-21
dc.identifier.citation 38th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Bremen, Germany, July 18-25, 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 12-2725
dc.description.abstract NASA’s Juno mission launched in 2011 and will explore the Jupiter system starting in 2016. Juno’s suite of instruments is designed to investigate the atmosphere, gravitational fields, magnetic fields, and auroral regions. Its low perijove polar orbit will allow it to explore portions of the Jovian environment never before visited. While the Juno mission is not orbiting or flying close to Europa or the other Galilean satellites, planetary protection requirements for avoiding the contamination of Europa have been taken into account in the Juno mission design. The science mission is designed to conclude with a deorbit burn that disposes of the spacecraft in Jupiter’s atmosphere. Compliance with planetary protection requirements is verified through a set of analyses including analysis of initial bioburden, analysis of the effect of bioburden reduction due to the space and Jovian radiation environments, probabilistic risk assessment of successful deorbit, Monte-Carlo orbit propagation, and bioburden reduction in the event of impact with an icy body. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2012. en_US
dc.subject Juno en_US
dc.subject Jupiter en_US
dc.subject planetary protection en_US
dc.subject icy moon en_US
dc.title Europa Planetary Protection for Juno Jupiter Orbiter en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US

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