Jupiter Ganymede Orbiter

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Jupiter Ganymede Orbiter[1]
WebsiteESA Webpage on Laplace/EJSM
Mission duration≥9 years (proposed)
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass957 kg (2,110 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date2020 (proposed)[1]
RocketAriane 5
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGanymede orbit
Semi-major axis200 km (120 mi)
Ganymede orbiter
Orbital insertion2025/2026 (proposed)

Jupiter Ganymede Orbiter (JGO) was a part of the international Europa Jupiter System Mission (EJSM). It was a proposed orbiter by the ESA slated for lift-off in 2020.[1] Plans for the mission include detailed studies of Jupiter's moons Ganymede and Callisto as well as the Jovian magnetosphere.

It was superseded by Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer.[2]

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