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To Land on EuropaThe Science Definition Team (SDT) for NASA's Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter (JIMO) Mission recommends including a lander as an integral part of the science payload of the JIMO Mission. The Europa Surface Science Package (ESSP) could comprise up to 25% of science payload resources. We have identified several key scientific and technical issues for such a lander, including 1) the potential effects of propellant contamination of the landng site, 2) the likely macroscopic surface roughness of potential landing sites, and 3) the desire to sample materials from depths of approximately 1 m beneath the surface. Discussion and consensus building on these issues within the science community is a prerequisite for establishing design requirements.
Document ID
20050175937
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Shirley, James H.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Carlson, Robert W.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Zimmerman, Wayne F.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Rivellini, Tommaso P.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Sabahi, Dara
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2005
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVI, Part 18
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Science And Exploration
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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