JUICE Space Mission : Europe
The European Union is to launch the JUICE Spacecraft in April 2023.
- The spacecraft is to explore the moons of Jupiter.
- Specifically, the mission is to study the three major moons of Jupiter namely Ganymede, Europe, and Callisto.
- Out of the 80 moons of the planet, these three were selected for their large oceans.
- The satellite is to be launched from French Guiana.
- JUICE is the first satellite from the earth to enter the orbit of Ganymede.
- JUICE stands for Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer.
- The main objective of the mission is to study the microbial life on the icy moons of the planet
- It will also study the polar regions and the magnetosphere of the planet
- NASA is to launch this mission in 2024.
- And the satellite will enter the giant planet orbit by 2030.