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Juice, or JUpiter ICy moons Explorer, is a joint mission between the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) that aims to explore the Jovian system, including Jupiter and its icy moons. One of the key partners in the Juice mission is the Koszalin University of Technology in Poland.
The mission was launched in 2022 and is expected to arrive in the Jovian system in 2029.
One of the key partners in the Juice mission is the Koszalin University of Technology. The university’s involvement in the mission includes designing and building a radiation monitoring instrument that will be used to measure the radiation environment in the Jovian system.
The mission is significant because it will provide a better understanding of the Jovian system and the potential for life on its icy moons. The Juice spacecraft will carry a suite of scientific instruments that will study the magnetic field, the atmosphere, and the composition of the Jovian system.
The Koszalin University of Technology’s involvement in the Juice mission highlights the important role that universities and research institutions play in space exploration. These institutions bring expertise in a wide range of disciplines, from engineering to planetary science, and their contributions are crucial to the success of missions like Juice.
The Juice mission promises to be an exciting and groundbreaking exploration of one of the most fascinating systems in our solar system, and the Koszalin University of Technology’s contribution to the mission demonstrates the importance of international collaboration and the role of universities in advancing space exploration.
“On 3 April this year, the ‘Juice’ probe being prepared by the European Space Agency (ESA) will take off from the Spaceport in French Guiana, aboard an Ariane 5 rocket. The device is going on a long journey to Jupiter to study the mysteries of its icy satellites. This mission is also something to be proud of for scientists from the Koszalin University of Technology because one of the elements of the mission was prepared at our university.
🛰️ The team of Prof. Dr. Witold Gulbiński (pictured) from the Centre for Vacuum Plasma Technology Transfer took care of producing DLC (Diamond Like Carbon: diamond-like coating) on the RWI antennas.”