||It has been suggested that this article be merged into Jupiter Europa Orbiter. (Discuss) Proposed since December 2013.|
The Europa Orbiter was a planned NASA mission to Jupiter's Moon Europa, that was cancelled in 2002. Its main objectives included determining the presence or absence of a subsurface ocean and identifying candidate sites for future lander missions.
The results of the studies on the Europa Orbiter have been conducive to the Jupiter Europa Orbiter, NASA's contribution to the planned international Europa Jupiter System Mission (EJSM) that was slated for launch in 2020. EJSM was cancelled in 2011.