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post Feb 12 2007, 11:26 PM
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Planetary scientist says: Focus on Europa
By Tony Fitzpatrick
Washington University in St. Louis News & Information
February 7, 2007
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vexgizmo
post Jun 11 2007, 04:32 AM
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Speaking of Io from Europa, I haven't seen much USF discussion of the Flagship study preliminary reports to OPAG last month. Europa's is on line at:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/opag/may_07_meetin...gship_study.pdf

A careful read shows that 1 m/pixel imaging is advocated with a Narrow-Angle Camera. This would achieve up to 2.5 km/pixel imaging of Io from near Europa orbit. Excellent monitoring is possible indeed, during the 1.5-2.5 years in Jupiter orbit prior to entering Europa orbit. (It's not clear whether the camera would/could be turned to Io during the 90+ day Europa "prime science" orbital mission itself, and the many months to >1 year "extended mapping" phase at Europa which the presentation advocates.)

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post Jun 11 2007, 08:21 AM
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QUOTE (vexgizmo @ Jun 10 2007, 09:32 PM) *
It's not clear whether the camera would/could be turned to Io during the 90+ day Europa "prime science" orbital mission itself, and the many months to >1 year "extended mapping" phase at Europa which the presentation advocates.

VP may even lend his voice of support to the Europa orbiter mission if this were true.
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- AlexBlackwell   Planetary scientist says: Focus on Europa   Feb 12 2007, 11:26 PM
- - Analyst   I think the scientific community most focus on one...   Feb 13 2007, 11:18 AM
|- - JRehling   [...]   Feb 13 2007, 05:14 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Maybe it's different with other screen setting...   Feb 13 2007, 04:55 PM
- - djellison   The other being "Rover driver says: Oh S......   Feb 13 2007, 05:03 PM
- - nprev   ...yes, some of these abbreviated titles have also...   Feb 13 2007, 05:21 PM
- - Zvezdichko   I suggest two big probes of which both include an ...   Feb 13 2007, 05:25 PM
- - climber   We can find some more ....like Phil and Doug, ...   Feb 14 2007, 09:36 AM
- - Jeff7   I too would really love to see a mission to Europa...   Feb 15 2007, 03:37 AM
|- - JRehling   [...]   Feb 15 2007, 05:11 AM
|- - ngunn   QUOTE (JRehling @ Feb 15 2007, 05:11 AM) ...   Feb 15 2007, 02:23 PM
|- - nprev   QUOTE (ngunn @ Feb 15 2007, 06:23 AM) Vol...   Feb 18 2007, 04:21 PM
- - volcanopele   I think the seasons of each of the main targets ma...   Feb 15 2007, 05:20 AM
- - vjkane2000   I expect a lot of creativity to appear. Bruce Moo...   Feb 15 2007, 05:45 AM
- - vexgizmo   More from McKinnon, et al. A nice story from the...   Feb 18 2007, 07:53 AM
- - ngunn   I know that NASA currently looks like the only age...   Feb 18 2007, 05:03 PM
- - nprev   Truly an excellent point, ngunn. Collaborative mis...   Feb 18 2007, 05:16 PM
- - vjkane2000   The Europeans have studied a mission that divides ...   Feb 18 2007, 09:07 PM
- - AlexBlackwell   Jupiter's moon Europa should be NASA's nex...   Feb 21 2007, 01:35 AM
- - AlexBlackwell   Looking for life on Jupiter's icy moon Europa ...   Feb 23 2007, 06:04 PM
|- - JRehling   [...]   Feb 23 2007, 09:20 PM
|- - nprev   QUOTE (JRehling @ Feb 23 2007, 01:20 PM) ...   Feb 24 2007, 02:56 AM
- - Jeff7   I do hope I live to see a lander put on Europa...   Feb 24 2007, 03:01 AM
- - AlexBlackwell   For those who may have missed it, there is some in...   May 8 2007, 06:50 PM
- - volcanopele   Interesting.... so their nominal mission scenario ...   May 8 2007, 06:59 PM
- - dvandorn   I only have one basic question, but upon it unfort...   Jun 8 2007, 03:01 PM
|- - JRehling   [...]   Jun 8 2007, 08:52 PM
|- - dvandorn   QUOTE (JRehling @ Jun 8 2007, 03:52 PM) I...   Jun 8 2007, 08:54 PM
- - djellison   Yeah - very bad forum conduct that - makes people ...   Jun 8 2007, 09:43 PM
- - AlexBlackwell   This is a situation where minimal quoting of the p...   Jun 8 2007, 09:51 PM
- - vexgizmo   Speaking of Io from Europa, I haven't seen muc...   Jun 11 2007, 04:32 AM
- - mchan   QUOTE (vexgizmo @ Jun 10 2007, 09:32 PM) ...   Jun 11 2007, 08:21 AM
- - DEChengst   QUOTE (mchan @ Jun 11 2007, 10:21 AM) VP ...   Jun 15 2007, 06:29 PM


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