On September 29th, NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew 219 miles above the surface of Jupiter’s ice moon, Europa, capturing the most detailed pictures to date! The pictures are an important step towards unlocking Europa’s icy terrain. These photos will help guide future missions to Europa, such as the Europa Clipper – a mission designed to study the atmosphere, surface, and interior of the icy moon.
Red Canyon is a proud contributor to the Juno mission! Our stellar engineers assisted the flight software teams through developing the telemetry, memory management, and communication protocols for this spacecraft; guiding Juno on a flight that has taken it 1.7 billion miles since its launch in 2011!
Could Europa’s vast ocean harbor life – or clues to its origins? Click the links below to find out more!
NASA’s Juno Shares First Image From Flyby of Jupiter’s Moon Europa
JunoCam Image of Europa From Flyby
Jupiter’s Ocean Moon Europa is Ready for Its Close-up
Juno photos reveal more stunning glimpses of Jupiter’s ice-covered moon Europa
Juno’s close view of Jupiter’s Europa (New Photos!)
Jupiter’s Europa moon – latest images by Juno spacecraft! (YouTube)