Talk:Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer

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Launch vehicle[edit]

ESA has asked Russia to contribute a Proton rocket for ESA’s planned Juice mission to the Jupiter region in 2022. This would become a joint ESA-Roscosmos mission. (31 May, 2012). Source: [1]

Targeted moons[edit]

The moon Io is listed as one of the target moons, however, the mission's home page does not mention any science to be performed on Io. Cheers, BatteryIncluded (talk) 17:18, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

The mission science documents state that JUICE could conduct small-scale remote observations of Io for specific objectives like plume evolution, but then it will study similar targets of opportunity throughout the mission. I think that's why someone put it there. However I'd say this isn't significant enough to be considered amongst the primary targets which are clearly the icy moons and are the only ones JUICE will perform flybys around. ChiZeroOne (talk) 13:06, 13 January 2013 (UTC)