JUICE

JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE) is an ESA mission to Jupiter and its Galilean moons. The three-year mission will use the Jupiter system as an archetype for gas giants and their icy moons and to assess the habitability of the moons.

Current status: Aiming for a launch date of 2022.

Imperial’s involvement: Imperial College JUICE J-MAG – an outboard 3-axis fluxgate magnetometer (FGM). Hardware for this instrument will be provided by Imperial’s Space Magnetometer Laboratory. The principal investigator is Professor Michele Dougherty, who led on the magnetometer analysis of the Cassini-Huygens mission.

ESA official JUICE website

Imperial and JUICE