Juice one step closer to launch
After many years of study, development, building and testing, ESA’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, Juice, has finally arrived at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. At the end of 2022 the spacecraft underwent its final thermal vacuum test at an Airbus Defence and Space facility in Toulouse, as well as its final software verification tests, whereby it was controlled from the ESOC mission control centre in Darmstadt, Germany.
Soon, an Ariane 5 will lift Juice into orbit and send it on its journey to explore the largest planet in our Solar System and its three icy moons, Europa, Callisto and in particular Ganymede. By exploring and studying the Jovian system, the mission neatly fullfills its role in ESA’s Cosmic Vision programme, teaching us about our Universe and the origins of life.
Stay tuned: www.esa.int/juice
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3:59 that made me smile. I always love hearing about international collaboration, that's why I love ESA ♡ JUICE will be a very exciting mission and I can't wait to follow along.
What a time to be alive.
But these solar panels 1:25 were manufactured at the Graviton Research and Production Enterprise?