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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 around 2022-2025, and reach Jupiter in roughly two years.

Instruments envisioned (as of 2018):

  • 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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