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Europa Clipper Development, Build And Prelaunch Activities
post Aug 20 2019, 04:31 PM
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BTW, I remember reading a detailed Europa Clipper mission proposal somewhere, but now I can't find it in my files.
Anybody here remember where it was posted?
A quick Google search came up empty.
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post Aug 21 2019, 02:41 AM
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Maybe this is the one you were thinking of?


One thing that catches my eye is that virtually all of Europa would be mapped at better than 30m per pixel with a median of about 9m per pixel. Due to orbital mechanics that are easy to visualize (flybys just inside or outside of Europa's orbit), there is a rough 180 periodicity in the coverage with the sub-jovian and anti-jovian regions imaged with the best resolution and the leading and trailing regions imaged with the worst resolution. This is approximately 10 times higher resolution than Viking coverage of Mars.
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post Oct 23 2019, 06:23 AM
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Panel discussion tomorrow (23 Oct 19) about Clipper featuring Bob Pappalardo and TPS CEO Bill Nye, 1030 US Pacific Daylight Time, 1730 GMT. NASA TV link.

A few will take this knowledge and use this power of a dream realized as a force for change, an impetus for further discovery to make less ancient dreams real.
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