The European Space Agency (ESA) will mark a major breakthrough in its exploration of other planets in April 2023 with the launch of the JUICE space probe to Jupiter.
expected JUS train – currently mounted on an Ariane 5 rocket, the same type as the James Webb Space Telescope launch rocket – officially left Earth at 9:15 a.m. on April 13 (local time) of the European Cosmodrome (Kourou, French Guiana).
This launch time corresponding at 7:15 p.m. on April 13 and will be broadcast live on the ESA website (esa. int).
JUICE is expected to leave for Jupiter in the next few days
The JUICE spacecraft is expected to leave for Jupiter in the next few days – (ESA graphic image)
pig Space, JUICE will circle Venus, Earth, and the Moon and back to “gain momentum,” before heading straight for distant Jupiter.
In order to successfully gain momentum, NASA has calculated that the JUICE spacecraft will be able to do so when Venus, Earth and the Moon are aligned in April this year and at the end of this summer, also only 2 times these 3 celestial bodies online during the year.
The only obstacle to the launch was bad weather on launch day., predicting 76% rain, but it’s usually not particularly difficult. If the mission is delayed, NASA will have to attempt to relaunch JUICE within a month with slight adjustments to its trajectory, or wait until April of next year.
The JUICE ship, a warrior prepared by the ESA for many years, has up to 10 solar panels, enough to carry out a long-term mission in a place lacking sun like Jupiter.
It is responsible for collecting data on the magnetic field of this largest planet in the solar system as well as 3 “moon of life” His famous names are Ganymede, Calisto and Buropa.
These are the three very large moons of Jupiter, discovered by the scientist Galileo Galilei in the 17th century, as well as the volcanic moon Io, collectively known as the four moons of Galilee.
With the exception of Io, which looks like hell due to terrible volcanic activity, the remaining 3 moons the Italian scientist found are all identified as having elements that can help life grow and thrive. multiply in a potential underground ocean under the ice crust.
Evidence of potential life has been detected by NASA’s Juno Jupiter exploration spacecraft (launched in 2009), in which the US space agency is almost certain Buropa has life and is also preparing to launch Europa Clipper on October 24, 24 to study this moon alone. .
The commitment of ESA, a regular partner of NASA, promises to bring more groundbreaking discoveries about Jupiter and its living moons.
Article source: MTN
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The European Space Agency (ESA) will mark a major milestone in its exploration of other planets in April 2023 with the launch of the JUICE spacecraft to the star…