Jupiter Ganymede Orbiter

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Jupiter Ganymede Orbiter[1]
Operator ESA[1]
Mission type Orbiter
Launch date proposed for 2020[1]
Launch vehicle Ariane 5
Mission duration at least 9 years
Orbital insertion date 2025/2026
Homepage ESA Webpage on Laplace/EJSM
Mass 957 kg
Power Solar panels
Orbital elements
Semimajor axis 200 km (Final orbit around Ganymede)
Inclination 86° (Final orbit around Ganymede)

Jupiter Ganymede Orbiter (JGO) was a part of the international Europa Jupiter System Mission (EJSM). It was a proposed orbiter probe 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It was superseded by Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer.[2]

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