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10 Author(s)
Clark, K. ; Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Technol., Pasadena, CA ; Tan-Wang, G. ; Boldt, J. ; Greeley, R.
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Missions to explore Europa have been imagined ever since the Voyager mission first suggested that Europa was geologically very young. Subsequently, Galileo supplied fascinating new insights into that satellite's secrets. The Jupiter Europa Orbiter (JEO) would be the NASA-led portion of the Europa Jupiter System Mission (EJSM), an international mission with orbiters developed by NASA, ESA and possibly JAXA. JEO would address a very important subset of the complete EJSM science objectives and is designed to function alone or in conjunction with ESA's Jupiter Ganymede Orbiter (JGO).

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Aerospace conference, 2009 IEEE

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7-14 March 2009