The making of Juice
The ESA Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (Juice) team has been working very hard to prepare the spacecraft for the first test in the one-year long environmental test campaign. This is the so-called Thermal Balance Thermal Vacuum (TBTV) test.
Juice is in the Large Space Simulator (LSS), a unique facility in Europe (run by the European Test Center, at ESA/ESTEC in the Netherlands) that can simulate the vacuum and cold and hot temperature conditions in space, and also the Sun itself!
The TBTV started on 17 June with the closure of the LSS and the “pumping-down”, meaning the removal of air within the chamber to a pressure level of 10nbar (1/100 000 000th of the outside air pressure). This is the closest Juice will come to space conditions while on Earth. It will undergo 24/7 testing, ending on 16 July 2021.
In this episode this process is followed and several team members comment on the different moments.
Produced for ESA by Lightcurve Films.
GoPro footage by ESA.
Original music by William Zeitler.
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-So how is that juice made?
-dude, this is wallmart
cool video. Keep it up
Thank you so much for your great work!🙏
Bad acronym, but good mission
It is great to see another mission that will be exploring around Jupiter
A spacecraft is so tiny when it "flies" in the Space, and before the planets, and here it's a giant. That's very impressive to watch…
Will you have time by 2022?
Where can I buy a ticket for the Jupiter Tour ? I've got a 20% discount with code "ESA" 😉😉
There's a marketing opportunity here for juice manufacturers. 😉 Great mission name.
Imagining Juice discovering orange water on one moon, yellow water on another moon, all the colors of the rainbow. Orange juice, lemon juice, tomato juice… 😁