Welcome to ESA's website for the JUICE Scientific Community

 

 

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.

Timeline

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

March 2017: Spacecraft Preliminary Design Review completed

June 2017: Instrument Preliminary Design Reviews completed

September 2017: Start of the Instrument Critical Design Reviews

December 2017: Ground Segment Requirements Review completed

May 2018: Thermal tests with the Thermal Development Model completed

September 2018: First Instrument (J-MAG) Engineering Model delivered to Industry