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The mission

ESA’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, Juice, will make detailed observations of the giant gas planet and its three large ocean-bearing moons – Ganymede, Callisto and Europa – with a suite of remote sensing, geophysical and in situ instruments. The mission will characterise these moons as both planetary objects and possible habitats, explore Jupiter’s complex environment in depth, and study the wider Jupiter system as an archetype for gas giants across the Universe.

The journey

  • Launch: 14 April 2023
  • Launch location: Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana
  • Launch vehicle: Ariane 5
  • Flybys en route: August 2024 Lunar-Earth, August 2025 Venus, September 2026 Earth, January 2029 Earth
  • Arrival at Jupiter: July 2031
Juice

Latest

Science & Exploration

Juice’s first year in space: “it’s real now”

12/04/2024 3958 views 42 likes
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Juice flyby of Callisto (artist’s impression)
Enabling & Support

Juice aces Callisto flyby test

11/04/2024 2529 views 43 likes
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Still from the film
Science & Exploration

‘The making of Juice’: the story behind the film

24/11/2023 2407 views 43 likes
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Juice approaches Earth
Enabling & Support

Juice burns hard towards first-ever Earth-Moon flyby

17/11/2023 15852 views 148 likes
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Science & Exploration

Webb pinpoints a high-speed jet stream on Jupiter

19/10/2023 14721 views 100 likes
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  • Science & Exploration

    Spotlight on Ganymede, Juice’s primary target

    05/04/2023 5530 views 104 likes
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    Exploring Jupiter and Ganymede (artist’s impression)
  • Science & Exploration

    A history of Jupiter exploration: the journey to Juice

    20/03/2023 4204 views 11 likes
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    Juice orbiting Jupiter (artist’s impression)
  • Science & Exploration

    Hello Jupiter! How to observe a gas giant

    20/01/2023 9340 views 49 likes
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  • Science & Exploration

    Jupiter and its complex surroundings: What will Juice reveal?

    20/01/2023 7505 views 22 likes
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    Jupiter showcases aurorae, hazes (NIRCam widefield view)

Juice overview