JUICE Mission

Juice Mission is the name of a proposed mission to study Jupiter’s icy moons. The Juice (JUpiter ICy moon Explorer) proposal envisages an instrument-packed, near five-tonne satellite at launch that would be sent out to the Solar System’s biggest planet, to make a careful investigation of three of its Galilean moons. The Juice mission would launch in 2022 and would help assess whether Jupiter’s moons could support life. The spacecraft would use the gravity of the gas giant to initiate a series of close flybys around Callisto, Europa, and then finally to put itself in a settled orbit around Ganymede.