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Europa Clipper

(Europa Multiple Flyby Mission)
(planned Europa space probe)

The Europa Clipper mission (formerly called the Europa Multiple Flyby Mission) is a planned space probe to orbit Jupiter, and observe Jupiter's Moon, Europa. Plans are to launch in the early 2020s, and reach Jupiter in roughly two years.

Instruments envisioned (as of 2017):

  • E-THEMIS - Europa Thermal Emission Imaging System.
  • MISE - Mapping Imaging Spectrometer for Europa.
  • EIS - Europa Imaging System.
  • UVS - Ultraviolet Spectrograph.
  • REASON - Radar for Europa Assessment and Sounding: Ocean to Near-surface.
  • ICEMAG - Interior Characterization of Europa using Magnetometry.
  • PIMS - Plasma Instrument for Magnetic Sounding.
  • MASPEX - Mass Spectrometer for Planetary Exploration.
  • SUDA - Surface Dust Mass Analyzer.


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