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 ESA JUICE Mission to Jupiter | Dr Olivier Witasse (European Space Agency)


18 December 2020, 4 PM (GMT+8)

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JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE) is the first large mission in the ESA Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 program, and it was selected in May 2012. Due to the launch in June 2022 to reach Jupiter in October 2029, it will spend at least 3 ? years making detailed observations of Jupiter and three of its largest moons, Ganymede, Callisto, and Europa. The focus of the mission is to characterize the conditions that might have led to the emergence of habitable environments among the Jovian icy satellites. Studies of Jupiter’s atmosphere and magnetosphere, their interaction with the Galilean satellites, minor moons and rings will further improve our understanding of the evolution and dynamics of the Jovian system. The payload consists of 10 state-of-the-art instruments plus one experiment that uses the spacecraft telecommunication system with ground-based instruments. The presentation will address the science objectives, mission design, spacecraft, payload, challenges, and the trajectory of the JUICE mission.
Olivier Witasse is a scientist working in the fields of planetary upper atmospheres. He obtained his PhD at the University of Grenoble (France) in 2000. He joined the European Space Agency first as a research fellow and later as a staff member to work on the Huygens mission. After working on different projects (Venus Express, Chandrayaan-1, Mars Express, ExoMars Trace Gas orbiter, ice giant mission concept), he is currently the Project Scientist of the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) mission and head of the solar system section.
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2020/2021 Schedule
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21 October 2020: Prof. Ralph Lorenz – The Dragonfly Mission [YouTube/Youku]
4 November 2020: Prof. Wang Chi – The SMILE Mission [YouTube/Youku]
25 November 2020: Prof. Heike Rauer – The PLATO Mission [YouTube/Youku]
9 December 2020: Prof. Takehiko Satoh – The Akatsuki Mission [YouTube/Bilibili]
18 December 2020: Dr. Olivier Witasse – The JUICE Mission --> Register (free)
21 December, 4 PM (GMT+8): Dr. Tomohiro Usui – Phobos Mission
13 January 2021: Prof. Weiqun Gan – The ASO-S Mission
27 January 2021: Prof. Giovanna Tinetti – The Ariel Mission
24 February 2021: Prof. Johannes Benkhoff – The BepiColombo Mission I
10 March 2021: Dr. Gabriele Cremonese – The BepiColombo Mission II
24 March 2021: Prof. Go Murakami – The BepiColombo Mission III
7 April 2021: Prof. Yoshifumi Saito – The BepiColombo Mission IV
21 April 2021: Prof. Stefano Vitale – The LISA Mission
19 May 2021: Prof. Saem Krucker – The Solar Orbiter Mission


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