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ESA - JUICE updates
« on: 06/30/2012 11:28 AM »
JUICE (JUpiter ICy moons Explorer)

Exploring the emergence of habitable worlds around gas giants

Mission Summary

Cosmic Vision Themes:
 
- What are the conditions for planet formation and emergence of life?
- How does the Solar System work?

Primary Mission Themes:

- Emergence of habitable worlds around gas giants
- Jupiter system as an archetype for gas giants

Lifetime: 7.6 years cruise & 3.5 years in the Jovian system

Type: L-class candidate mission

http://sci.esa.int/science-e/www/area/index.cfm?fareaid=129

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Re: ESA - JUICE updates
« Reply #1 on: 06/30/2012 11:31 AM »
NSF threads:

ESA - L class Cosmic Vision 2015 - 2025 candidates

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=23409.0

ESA Mission to Ganymede may be selected soon

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=28683.0

Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) Green-lighted by ESA

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=28785.0

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Re: ESA - JUICE updates
« Reply #2 on: 06/30/2012 11:33 AM »
Announcement of Opportunity for the JUICE Payload

http://sci.esa.int/science-e/www/object/index.cfm?fobjectid=50494

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Re: ESA - JUICE updates
« Reply #3 on: 02/21/2013 12:53 PM »
ESA chooses instruments for its Jupiter icy moons explorer JUICE

21 February 2013

The JUpiter ICy moons Explorer mission, JUICE, will carry a total of 11 scientific experiments to study the gas giant planet and its large ocean-bearing moons, ESA announced today.

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/ESA_chooses_instruments_for_its_Jupiter_icy_moons_explorer

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Re: ESA - JUICE updates
« Reply #4 on: 02/22/2013 04:27 AM »
RELEASE: 13-060

NASA SELECTS SCIENCE INSTRUMENT AND HARDWARE FOR EUROPEAN MISSION TO JUPITER

WASHINGTON -- NASA has selected key contributions to a 2022 European
Space Agency (ESA) mission that will study Jupiter and three of its
largest moons in unprecedented detail. The moons are thought to
harbor vast water oceans beneath their icy surfaces.

NASA's contribution will consist of one U.S.-led science instrument
and hardware for two European instruments to fly on ESA's Jupiter Icy
Moons Explorer (JUICE) mission. JUICE will carry 11 experiments
developed by scientific teams from 15 European countries, the United
States and Japan.

The spacecraft will orbit Jupiter for three years and travel past its
moons Callisto and Europa multiple times, then orbit Ganymede, a moon
larger than the planet Mercury. JUICE will conduct the first thorough
exploration of Jupiter since NASA's Galileo mission from 1989-2003.
By studying the Jupiter system, JUICE will look to learn more about
the formation and evolution of potentially habitable worlds in our
solar system and beyond.

"NASA is thrilled to collaborate with ESA on this exciting mission to
explore Jupiter and its icy moons," said John Grunsfeld, NASA's
associate administrator for Science in Washington. "Working together
with ESA and our other international partners is key to enabling
future scientific progress in our quest to understand the cosmos."

The solar-powered spacecraft will carry cameras and spectrometers, a
laser altimeter and an ice-penetrating radar. The mission also will
carry a magnetometer, plasma and particle monitors, and radio science
hardware. The spacecraft is scheduled to arrive at the Jupiter system
in 2030.

"The selection of JUICE's instruments is a key milestone in ESA's
flagship mission to the outer solar system, which represents an
unprecedented opportunity to showcase leading European technological
and scientific expertise," said Alvaro Gimenez Canete, ESA's director
of science and robotic exploration.

NASA invited researchers in 2012 to submit proposals for NASA-provided
instruments for the mission. Nine were reviewed, with one selected to
fly. NASA agreed to provide critical hardware for two of the 10
selected European-led instruments. NASA's total contribution to the
JUICE mission is $100 million for design, development, and operation
of the instruments through 2033.

The NASA contributions are:

-- Ultraviolet Spectrometer: The principal investigator is Randy
Gladstone of Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. This
spectrometer will acquire images to explore the surfaces and
atmospheres of Jupiter's icy moons and how they interact with the
Jupiter environment. The instrument also will determine how Jupiter's
upper atmosphere interacts with its lower atmosphere below, and the
ionosphere and magnetosphere above. The instrument will provide
images of the aurora on Jupiter and Ganymede.

-- Radar for Icy Moon Exploration: The principal investigator is
Lorenzo Bruzzone of Universita degli Studi di Trento in Italy. The
U.S. lead is Jeffrey Plaut of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
in Pasadena, Calif. Under the lead of Bruzzone and the Italian Space
Agency, JPL will provide the transmitter and receiver hardware for a
radar sounder designed to penetrate the icy crust of Europa,
Ganymede, and Callisto to a depth of about 5 miles (9 kilometers).
This will allow scientists to see for the first time the underground
structure of these tectonically complex and unique icy worlds.

-- Particle Environment Package: The principal investigator is Stas
Barabash of the
Swedish Institute of Space Physics. The U.S. lead is Pontus Brandt of
the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in
Laurel, Md. Under the lead of Barabash and the Swedish National Space
Board, APL will provide instruments to this suite to measure the
neutral material and plasma that are accelerated and heated to
extreme levels in Jupiter's fierce and complex magnetic environment.
NASA's Science Mission Directorate conducts a wide variety of research
and scientific exploration programs for Earth studies, space weather,
the solar system, and the universe. The New Frontiers Program Office
at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will
manage the NASA contributions. JUICE is the first large-class mission
in ESA's Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 Program.

For more information on NASA planetary programs, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov

For more information about the JUICE mission, visit:

http://sci.esa.int/juice

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Re: ESA - JUICE updates
« Reply #5 on: 02/28/2013 02:46 PM »
RELEASE: 13-060
NASA SELECTS SCIENCE INSTRUMENT AND HARDWARE FOR EUROPEAN MISSION TO JUPITER

-- Radar for Icy Moon Exploration: ... a radar sounder designed to penetrate the icy crust of Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto to a depth of about 5 miles (9 kilometers). This will allow scientists to see for the first time the underground structure of these tectonically complex and unique icy worlds. ...
IMO, the most interesting as it should provide details on subsurface deposits and fissures. Comparing deposit sizes (if any) between the three Jovian Ice moons as well as comparing fissures between Europa and Ganymede should speak volumes about formation, structure and the possibility of subsurface human basing/exploration in the Jovian system.

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Re: ESA - JUICE updates
« Reply #6 on: 11/28/2014 11:14 AM »
http://sci.esa.int/juice/55055-juice-mission-gets-green-light-for-next-stage-of-development/

JUICE Mission gets green light for next stage of development

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JUICE gained approval for its implementation phase from ESA’s Science Programme Committee during a meeting at the European Space Astronomy Centre near Madrid, Spain, on 19 and 20 November 2014.

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At the November 2014 meeting of the SPC, the multilateral agreement for JUICE was also approved. This agreement provides the legal framework for provision of payload equipment and ongoing mission support between funding agencies. The parties to the agreement are the European Space Agency and the funding agencies of the European countries leading the instrument developments in the JUICE mission: the Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (Italy); the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (France); the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany); the Swedish National Space Board, and the United Kingdom Space Agency. Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Greece, Poland, and Switzerland participate via the PRODEX programme.


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Re: ESA - JUICE updates
« Reply #7 on: 05/11/2015 11:23 AM »

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Re: ESA - JUICE updates
« Reply #8 on: 07/18/2015 04:41 PM »
http://sci.esa.int/juice/56165-preparing-to-build-esas-jupiter-mission/

Preparing to build ESA's Jupiter mission

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Airbus Defence & Space in France has been selected as the prime industrial contractor for ESA's JUICE mission to Jupiter and its icy moons.

The agency's Industrial Policy Committee approved the award of the €350.8 million contract yesterday. Pending the negotiation of contractual details, this should allow work to start by the end of this month. The formal contract signing will take place after the summer break.

The contract covers the industrial activities for the design, development, integration, test, launch campaign, and in-space commissioning of the spacecraft. The Ariane 5 launch is not included and will be procured later from Arianespace.

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Re: ESA - JUICE updates
« Reply #9 on: 10/23/2015 08:16 PM »
ESA Euronews: Unlocking the secrets of the Jupiter's Icy Moons

Published on Oct 23, 2015
In this edition of Space we set a course for Jupiter, destination of the next European Space Agency mission.

The aim of JUICE (JUpiter ICy moon Explorer) is to provide the most comprehensive exploration of the giant planet and, in particular, of its moons; supposedly hiding habitable zones under their icy crusts.

Jupiter is more than eleven times larger than Earth but is mainly made of gas. During its three and a half year mission, which blasts off in 2022, JUICE will travel around the giant planet, studying its atmosphere and three of its planet-sized satellites: Ganymede, Europa, and Callisto.



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Re: ESA - JUICE updates
« Reply #10 on: 12/10/2015 02:54 AM »
I am not sure why this is on ESA launcher sections rather than space science but here goes:

http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=47498

Airbus Defence and Space Signs €350M Contract to Develop and Build JUICE Spacecraft, ESA’s Next Life-Tracker Inside the Solar System

Press Release From: Airbus Defence and Space
Posted: Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The European Space Agency (ESA) and Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second largest space company, have signed a €350M contract to develop and build ESA’s JUICE (JUpiter ICy moons Explorer) spacecraft. The contract was signed in Toulouse in the presence of Alvaro Gimenez, Director of Science and Robotic Exploration at ESA, and Eric Béranger, Head of Space Systems Programmes at Airbus Defence and Space. JUICE is the first large mission of the ESA Cosmic Vision programme, with a launch date in 2022.

“Building-on the expertise we developed on our sites in Toulouse (France), Friedrichshafen (Germany), Stevenage (UK) and Madrid (Spain), the Airbus Defence and Space project team is now running at full speed and the first equipment is expected for delivery in summer 2016,” stated François Auque, Head of Space Systems. “The selection of subcontractors has started and will be completed by 2017, and we will be prime contractor for an industrial consortium of more than 60 European companies. When the project reaches its peak activity around 2017-2018, up to 150 people will be working in the prime project team,” Auque added.

JUICE is the first European mission to Jupiter; its overarching theme is the emergence of habitable worlds around gas giants. JUICE will investigate the Jovian system, with a focus on its icy moons and the possibly ocean-bearing worlds of Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. The mission will study the Jovian system addressing two key themes: exploration of the habitable zone within the Galilean satellites, and exploration of the Jupiter system as the archetype of gas giants.

Following a launch on Ariane 5, JUICE will cruise for 7.5 years making extensive use of gravity assist manoeuvres (in order to save fuel and energy) around the Earth, Venus and Mars before reaching the Jovian system. After insertion into Jupiter’s orbit, JUICE will use multiple fly-bys to complete a comprehensive orbital tour over 3.5 years. At the end of the tour, JUICE will be set in orbit around Ganymede, becoming the first spacecraft ever to enter orbit around an icy moon in the outer Solar System. The complex mission profile will be supported by dedicated navigation cameras on-board the spacecraft.

To fulfil its scientific mission, the spacecraft will carry 10 instruments covering a wide range of measurement techniques (optical, sub-millimetre, radar, laser altimeter, magnetic, electric, plasma and particle sensors, and radio-science). To avoid any perturbation of the scientific instruments, the spacecraft will have an unprecedented level of magnetic cleanliness.

Weighing five and a half tonnes, JUICE will be powered by a large 97 m² solar generator, the largest ever built for an interplanetary mission. This will ensure the spacecraft produces enough energy even in the low solar environment at Jupiter.

Airbus Defence and Space has unparalleled experience in designing and building scientific exploration spacecraft, having been involved in every European interplanetary mission. Its heritage includes missions to Venus (Venus Express), Mars (Mars Express),Titan (Huygens), and comet 67P / Chuyrumov-Gerasimenko (Rosetta). The company is currently building missions to the Sun (Solar Orbiter), Mercury (BepiColombo) and Mars (ExoMars), as well as all the satellites built and under construction for Earth research (Swarm, Cryosat, the Sentinel satellites and many more…).

These previous missions have allowed Airbus Defence and Space to develop unique expertise in autonomy, allowing spacecraft to be self-sufficient during long-duration cruise phases as seen on Rosetta, as well as careful electromagnetic cleanliness plans, which are essential in missions like Swarm - the magnetic field measurement mission.

About Airbus Defence and Space
Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises. It employs more than 38,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €13 billion per year.

Press contacts:
Astrid Emerit + 33 1 39 06 89 43 astrid.emerit@airbus.com
Jeremy Close + 44 14 38 77 38 72 jeremy.close@astrium.eads.net
Gregory Gavroy + 33 1 39 06 89 42 gregory.gavroy@airbus.com
Ralph Heinrich + 49 89 607 33971 ralph.heinrich@airbus.com
Mathias Pikelj + 49 75 45 89 123 mathias.pikelj@airbus.com
Francisco Lechón + 34 91 586 37 41 francisco.lechon@astrium.eads.net

www.airbusdefenceandspace.com

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Re: ESA - JUICE updates
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Re: ESA - JUICE updates
« Reply #12 on: 08/20/2016 01:48 AM »
"Let the trails lead where they may, I will follow."
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Re: ESA - JUICE updates
« Reply #13 on: 03/16/2017 02:12 PM »
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/ESA_s_Jupiter_mission_moves_off_the_drawing_board

ESA's Jupiter mission moves off the drawing board

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An important milestone was reached earlier this month, when the preliminary design of Juice and its interfaces with the scientific instruments and the ground stations were fixed, which will now allow a prototype spacecraft to be built for rigorous testing.

The review also confirmed that the 5.3 tonne spacecraft will be compatible with its Ariane 5 launcher.

Juice’s journey to Jupiter (video)

http://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Videos/2017/03/Juice_s_journey_to_Jupiter
« Last Edit: 03/16/2017 02:15 PM by bolun »

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Re: ESA - JUICE updates
« Reply #14 on: 03/16/2017 02:54 PM »
Amazing this thread is several years old but with only 1 page still!

Regarding the latest news, it is airbus building JUICE right?  Complete with the 2 cross-shaped solar arrays?
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Re: ESA - JUICE updates
« Reply #15 on: 03/16/2017 05:48 PM »
Regarding the latest news, it is airbus building JUICE right?  Complete with the 2 cross-shaped solar arrays?
Here are some JUICEy  :P  details for you from JUICE Industry Days in October 2015.

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