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Title: Assessment of alternative Europa mission architectures
Authors: Langmaier, Jerry
Elliott, John
Clark, Karla
Pappalardo, Robert
Reh, Kim
Spilker, Tom
Keywords: Europa Mission
Juptier Icy Moon Orbiter (JIMO)
in situ landers
Issue Date: Jan-2008
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 2008
Series/Report no.: JPL Publication
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to assess the science merit, technical risk and qualitative assessment of relative cost of alternative architectural implementations as applied to a first dedicated mission to Europa. The objective was accomplished through an examination of mission concepts resulting from previous and ongoing studies. Key architectural elements that were considered include moon orbiters, flybys (single flybys like New Horizons and multiple flybys similar to the ongoing Jupiter System Observer study), sample return and in situ landers and penetrators.
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