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Europa Clipper One Year From Launch Public Talk

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, USA Falcon Heavy | Europa Clipper

In October 2024, NASA’s Europa Clipper spacecraft will begin its 1.8-billion-mile journey to Jupiter’s icy moon Europa. It will investigate if an ocean thought to lie beneath Europa’s icy crust could support life.

Europa Clipper Mission System Manager Al Cangahula and planetary scientist Kate Craft will talk about the spacecraft’s assembly and preparations for launch, and how Europa Clipper’s detailed exploration of Europa will help scientists better understand the astrobiological potential for habitable worlds beyond our planet.

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Falcon Heavy | Europa Clipper

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
October 10, 2024
Status: To Be Confirmed
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Europa Clipper is the first dedicated mission to study Jupiter's moon Europa. Mission is developed by NASA and comprises of an orbiter spacecraft, which, while in orbit around Jupiter, will perform numerous flybys over Europa. Europa Clipper payload suit included high-resolution cameras and spectrometers for imaging Europa's surface and thin atmosphere, an ice-penetrating radar to search for subsurface water, and a magnetometer and gravity measurements to measure the moon's magnetic field and unlock clues about its ocean and deep interior.

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