Check the radar antenna for the spacecraft spacecraft

Credit: ESA-M. Kovan

Miniature model of juice spacecraft in Holland during ESA's technical heart electromagnetic tests.

Juice or Jupiter's Icy Moon Explorer is the ESA's future mission to explore the solar system's largest planet and its large mountains Ganymede, Europa and Callisto. In June 2022, a seven-year cruise will be planned, which uses the Earth, Venus, Earth, Mars and several other flights of the Earth – to the Jupiter before leaving the solar system in the middle.

All three planets think that the oceans of liquid waters under their icy crust and radar will be used to inspect the Raymond Mountains (RIME) to test the structure of minerals on the instrument. The 16-meter antenna, radar signals will reach 9 km depth on Jupiter's moon ice surfaces.

RIME will be the primary solar system in the primary solar system to implement the direct underground measurements of its first type of tool, and it should provide key key potential for such bodies, which had a voluntary environment.

Once in space, the performance of the instrument will have several factors, including an antenna radiation pattern. In order to assess this effect, the ESA's hercules were tested using the RIME antenna 1:18 scale model – approximately 80 centimeters in length and a simplified, large-scale model spacecraft installed.

Learn further:
Introduction of Jules-Jupiter's Icy Moons Explorer

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