This animation shows the proposed trajectory of ESA’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explore (Juice) mission to Jupiter.
Based on a launch in June 2022, the spacecraft will make a series of gravity-assist flybys at Earth (May 2023, September 2024 and November 2026), Venus (October 2023) and Mars (February 2025) before arriving in the Jupiter system in October 2029.
The animation ends at the Jupiter orbit insertion point, but the planned 3.5 year mission will see Juice not only orbit Jupiter, but also make dedicated flybys of the moons Europa, Callisto and Ganymede, before orbiting the largest moon, Ganymede.
More about Juice:
Juice’s Jovian odyssey
ESA Euronews: Unlocking the secrets of the Jupiter’s Icy Moons
BepiColombo’s journey to Mercury
NASA’s MESSENGER to Become First Spacecraft to Orbit Mercury
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