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An Overview of the Jupiter Europa Orbiter Concept's Europa Science Phase Orbit DesignJupiter Europa Orbiter (JEO), the proposed NASA element of the proposed joint NASA-ESA Europa Jupiter System Mission (EJSM), could launch in February 2020 and conceivably arrive at Jupiter in December of 2025. The concept is to perform a multi-year study of Europa and the Jupiter system, including 30 months of Jupiter system science and a comprehensive Europa orbit phase of 9 months. This paper provides an overview of the JEO concept and describes the Europa Science phase orbit design and the related science priorities, model pay-load and operations scenarios needed to conduct the Europa Science phase. This overview is for planning and discussion purposes only.
Document ID
20150009122
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Authors
Lock, Robert E. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Ludwinski, Jan M. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Petropoulos, Anastassios E. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Clark, Karla B. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Pappalardo, Robert T. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
June 1, 2015
Publication Date
August 9, 2009
Subject Category
Spacecraft Design, Testing and Performance
Report/Patent Number
AAS 09-357
Meeting Information
AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference(Pittsburgh, PA)
Distribution Limits
Public
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