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JUICE spacecraft in the Jovian System


JUICE - JUpiter ICy moons Explorer - is the first large-class mission in ESA's Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 programme. Planned for launch in May 2022 and arrival at Jupiter in October 2029, it will spend at least three years making detailed observations of the giant gaseous planet Jupiter and three of its largest moons, Ganymede, Callisto and Europa.


May 2012: Mission selection

February 2013: Payload selection

November 2014: Mission adoption

July 2015: Prime industrial contractor selection

Mars 2016: Mission and System Requirements Review completed

End 2016: Instrument Preliminary Design Reviews

arrowMarch 2017: Spacecraft Preliminary Design Review