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Moonraker — Enceladus Multiple Flyby Mission

Mousis, O. and Bouquet, A and Langevin, Y. and Andre, N. and Boithias, H and Durry, G. and Faye, F. and Hartogh, Paul and Helbert, Jörn and Iess, L. and Kempf, S. and Masters, A. and Postberg, F. and Renard, J.-B. and Vernazza, P. and Vorburger, A. and Wurz, P and Atkinson, D. H. and Barabash, S. and Berthomier, M and Brucato, J. and Cable, Morgan and Carter, John and Cazaux, S and Coustenis, A and Danger, G and Dehant, V and Fornaro, T and Garnier, P. and Gautier, Thomas and Groussin, O and Hadid, L. Z. and Ize, J and Kolmasová, I. and Lebreton, J.-P. and Le Maistre, Sébastien and Lellouch, E. and Lunine, J. and Mandt, Kathleen E. and Martins, Z. and Mimoun, D. and Nénon, Quentin and Munoz Caro, Guillermo M. and Rannou, P. and Rauer, Heike and Schmitt-Kopplin, P. and Schneeberger, A and Simons, M and Stephan, Katrin and Van Hoolst, T. and Vaverka, Jakub and Wieser, M. and Wörner, Lisa (2022) Moonraker — Enceladus Multiple Flyby Mission. The Planetary Science Journal, 3 (12), p. 326. Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing. doi: 10.3847/PSJ/ac9c03. ISSN 2632-3338.

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Official URL: https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/PSJ/ac9c03


Enceladus, an icy moon of Saturn, possesses an internal water ocean and jets expelling ocean material into space. Cassini investigations indicated that the subsurface ocean could be a habitable environment having a complex interaction with the rocky core. Further investigation of the composition of the plume formed by the jets is necessary to fully understand the ocean, its potential habitability, and what it tells us about Enceladus's origin. Moonraker has been proposed as an ESA M-class mission designed to orbit Saturn and perform multiple flybys of Enceladus, focusing on traversals of the plume. The proposed Moonraker mission consists of an ESA-provided platform with strong heritage from JUICE and Mars Sample Return and carrying a suite of instruments dedicated to plume and surface analysis. The nominal Moonraker mission has a duration of ∼13.5 yr. It includes a 23-flyby segment with 189 days allocated for the science phase and can be expanded with additional segments if resources allow. The mission concept consists of investigating (i) the habitability conditions of present-day Enceladus and its internal ocean, (ii) the mechanisms at play for the communication between the internal ocean and the surface of the South Polar Terrain, and (iii) the formation conditions of the moon. Moonraker, thanks to state-of-the-art instruments representing a significant improvement over Cassini's payload, would quantify the abundance of key species in the plume, isotopic ratios, and the physical parameters of the plume and the surface. Such a mission would pave the way for a possible future landed mission.

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Document Type:Article
Title:Moonraker — Enceladus Multiple Flyby Mission
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Mousis, O.Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, CNES, Institut Origines, LAM, Marseille, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bouquet, AInstitut UTINAM, Université de Franche-Comté, CNRS/INSU, Besançon, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Langevin, Y.Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, CNRS-INSU, Orsay Cedex, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Durry, G.Université Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris6, Service d’Aéronomie, Paris, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hartogh, PaulMax-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, GöttingenUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Helbert, JörnUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5346-9505UNSPECIFIED
Iess, L.Dipartimento di Ingegneria Aerospaziale e Astronautica, Universita’ degli Studi di Roma ‘‘La Sapienza’’, Via Eudossiana 18, I-00184 Rome, ItalyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Kempf, S.Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, HeidelbergUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Masters, A.Mullard Space Science Laboratory, Department of Space and Climate Physics, University College London, London, UKUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Postberg, F.Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germanyhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5862-4276UNSPECIFIED
Renard, J.-B.Lab. de Physique et Chimie de l'Environnement, CNRS, Orléans, FUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Vorburger, A.University of Bern, SwitzerlandUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Atkinson, D. H.NASA, University of Idaho, Moscow, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Barabash, S.Swedish Institute of Space, Kiruna, SwedenUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Berthomier, MLaboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Cable, MorganNASA Jet Propulsion LaboratoryUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Cazaux, SFaculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The NetherlandsUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Coustenis, ALESIA, Observatoire de MeudonUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Danger, GAix-Marseille Université, CNRS, Institut Origines, PIIM, Marseille, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Dehant, VRoyal Observatory of Belgium, 3 avenue Circulaire, B1180 Brussels, BelgiumUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Fornaro, T9INAF-Astrophysical Observatory of Arcetri, Florence, ItalyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gautier, ThomasLaboratoire Atmosphère, Milieux, Observations Spatiales, , UVSQ Université Paris-Saclay, Sorbonne Université, CNRSUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Groussin, OLaboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hadid, L. Z.Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas (LPP), CNRS, Observatoire de Paris, Sorbonne Université, Université Paris Saclay, Ecole polytechnique, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, 91120 Palaiseau, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ize, JAix-Marseille Université, CNRS, CNES, Institut Origines, LAM, Marseille, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Kolmasová, I.Charles University, Czech RepublicUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lebreton, J.-P.Laboratoire de Physique et Chimie de l’Environnement et de l’Espace, UMR 7328 CNRS – Université d’Orléans, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Le Maistre, SébastienRoyal Observatory of Belgium, Brussels, BelgiumUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lellouch, E.Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lunine, J.Lunar and Planetary Laboratory and Stewart Observatory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mandt, Kathleen E.Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics LaboratoryUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Martins, Z.Imperial College, London, UKUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Nénon, QuentinUniversity of California, BerkeleyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Munoz Caro, Guillermo M.Centro de Astrobiología (CSIC-INTA), Madrid, SpainUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Rannou, P.Service d’Aéronomie, Universite de Versailles-St-Quentin, Verrie´res le Buisson, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Rauer, HeikeUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6510-1828UNSPECIFIED
Schmitt-Kopplin, P.Analytical BioGeoChemistry, Helmholtz Zentrum München, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Schneeberger, AAix-Marseille Université, CNRS, CNES, Institut Origines, LAM, Marseille, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Simons, MJet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Dr, Pasadena, CA 91109-8001, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Van Hoolst, T.Royal Observatory of Belgium, Brussels, BelgiumUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Vaverka, JakubCharles Unitersity, Prague, Czech RepublicUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wieser, M.OHB System, Manfred-Fuchs-Straße 1, 82234 Weßling – Oberpfaffenhofen, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wörner, LisaUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8808-5891UNSPECIFIED
Date:12 December 2022
Journal or Publication Title:The Planetary Science Journal
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:p. 326
Publisher:Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing
Keywords:Astrophysics - Earth and Planetary Astrophysics, Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Space Exploration
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Project JUICE - JANUS and GALA, R - Project BepiColombo - MERTIS and BELA
Location: Berlin-Adlershof , Ulm
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Laboratories
Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geology
Institute of Planetary Research > Leitungsbereich PF
Institute of Quantum Technologies > Quantum Engineering
Deposited By: Helbert, Dr.rer.nat. Jörn
Deposited On:13 Dec 2022 08:46
Last Modified:04 Dec 2023 10:09

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