elib
DLR-Header
DLR-Logo -> http://www.dlr.de
DLR Portal Home | Imprint | Privacy Policy | Contact | Deutsch
Fontsize: [-] Text [+]

JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE): An ESA mission to orbit Ganymede and to characterise the Jupiter system

Grasset, O. and Dougherty, M.K. and Coustenis, A. and Bunce, E.J. and Erd, C. and Titov, D. and Blanc, M. and Coates, A. and Drossart, P. and Fletcher, L.N. and Hussmann, H. and Jaumann, R. and Krupp, N. and Lebreton, J.-P. and Prieto-Ballesteros, O. and Tortora, P. and Tosi, F. and Van Hoolst, T. (2012) JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE): An ESA mission to orbit Ganymede and to characterise the Jupiter system. Planetary and Space Science. Elsevier. DOI: 0.1016/j.pss.2012.12.002

Full text not available from this repository.

Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0032063312003777

Abstract

Past exploration of Jupiter's diverse satellite system has forever changed our understanding of the unique environments to be found around gas giants, both in our solar system and beyond. The detailed investigationof three of Jupiter's Galilean satellites (Ganymede, Europa, and Callisto), which are believed to harbour subsurface water oceans, is central to elucidating the conditions for habitability of icy worlds in planetary systems in general. The study of the Jupiter system and the possible existence of habitable environments offer the best opportunity for understanding the origins and formation of the gas giants and their satellite systems. The JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE) mission, selected by ESA in May 2012to be the first large mission within the Cosmic Vision Program 2015–2025, will perform detailed investigations of Jupiter and its system in all their inter-relations and complexity with particular emphasis on Ganymede as a planetary body and potential habitat. The investigations of the neighbouring moons, Europa and Callisto, will complete a comparative picture of the Galilean moons and their potential habitability. Here we describe the scientific motivation for this exciting new European-led exploration of the Jupiter system in the context of our current knowledge and future aspirations for exploration,and the paradigm it will bring in the study of giant (exo)planets in general.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/80602/
Document Type:Article
Additional Information:Bisher nur online erschienen.
Title:JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE): An ESA mission to orbit Ganymede and to characterise the Jupiter system
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Grasset, O.Planetology ad Geodynamics, University of Nantes, CNRS, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Dougherty, M.K.Imperial College, United KingdomUNSPECIFIED
Coustenis, A.LESIA-Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, UPMC Univ Paris 06, Univ. Paris-Diderot; FranceUNSPECIFIED
Bunce, E.J.University of Leicester, United KingdomUNSPECIFIED
Erd, C.ESA/ESTEC, NetherlandsUNSPECIFIED
Titov, D.ESA/ESTEC, NetherlandsUNSPECIFIED
Blanc, M.IRAP - Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Coates, A.University College London, United KingdomUNSPECIFIED
Drossart, P.LESIA-Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, UPMC Univ Paris 06, Univ. Paris-Diderot; FranceUNSPECIFIED
Fletcher, L.N.Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics, University of Oxford, Clarendon Lab., Oxford OX1 3PU, UKUNSPECIFIED
Hussmann, H.hauke.hussmann (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Jaumann, R.ralf.jaumann (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Krupp, N.Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, 37191 Katlenburg-Lindau, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Lebreton, J.-P.LPC2E, CNRS Orléans, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Prieto-Ballesteros, O.Centro de Astrobiología-INTA-CSIC, SpainUNSPECIFIED
Tortora, P.University of Bologna, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Tosi, F.National Institute for Astrophysics, Institute for Space Astrophysics and Planetology, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Van Hoolst, T.Roy. Obs. of Belgium, BelgiumUNSPECIFIED
Date:2012
Journal or Publication Title:Planetary and Space Science
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :0.1016/j.pss.2012.12.002
Publisher:Elsevier
Status:Published
Keywords:Space exploration; Ganymede; Jupiter; Europa; Callisto; Jovian system
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Science and Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Exploration des Sonnensystems
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research
Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geology
Deposited By: Pieth, Susanne
Deposited On:14 Jan 2013 08:26
Last Modified:26 Mar 2013 13:45

Repository Staff Only: item control page

Browse
Search
Help & Contact
Information
electronic library is running on EPrints 3.3.12
Copyright © 2008-2017 German Aerospace Center (DLR). All rights reserved.