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JUICE (Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer)


Crédit :  ESA
Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer


This mission aims to explore the iced moons of Jupiter, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto (as part of the Cosmic Vision program of ESA). The launch is planned for 2022 with an arrival in 2030. In 2032 it will go into orbit around Ganymede for a thorough study (after the discovery of its magnetic field by the Galileo probe).

The main scientific objective is to determine to what extent the iced moons of Jupiter could accommodate life, to know if there is liquid water in the form of oceans and to know the composition of materials other than ice.