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dc.contributor.authorBöttcher, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorHuber, Liliane
dc.contributor.authorLe Corre, Lucille
dc.contributor.authorLeitner, Johannes
dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, David
dc.contributor.authorNilsson, Ricky
dc.contributor.authorTeixeira, Carlos
dc.contributor.authorVaquer Araujo, Sergi
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Rebecca C.
dc.contributor.authorAdjali, Fatah
dc.contributor.authorAltenburg, Martin
dc.contributor.authorBriani, Giacomo
dc.contributor.authorBuchas, Peter
dc.contributor.authorLe Postollec, Aurélie
dc.contributor.authorMeier, Teresa
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-20T16:01:23Z
dc.date.available2018-09-20T16:01:23Z
dc.date.issued2009-08-26
dc.identifier.citationBöttcher, Thomas; Huber, Liliane; Le Corre, Lucille; Leitner, Johannes; McCarthy, David; Nilsson, Ricky; Teixeira, Carlos; Vaquer Araujo, Sergi; Wilson, Rebecca C. Adjali, Fatah; Altenburg, Martin; Briani, Giacomo; Buchas, Peter; Le Postollec, Aurélie; Meier, Teresa (2009). The hades mission concept – astrobiological survey of jupiter's icy moon europa. International Journal of Astrobiology 8 (4), 321-329
dc.identifier.issn1473-5504,1475-3006
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/10486
dc.description.abstractThe HADES Europa mission concept aims to provide a framework for an astrobiological in-depth investigation of the Jupiter moon Europa, relying on existing technologies and feasibility. This mission study proposes a system consisting of an orbiter, lander and cryobot as a platform for detailed exploration of Europa. While the orbiter will investigate the presence of a liquid ocean and characterize Europa's internal structure, the lander will survey local dynamics of the ice layer and the surface environment. The lander releases a cryobot, that melts into the ice, will sample the pristine subsurface and is expected to provide data on organic and gaseous content and putative bio-signatures. In summary, we present the scientific objectives for an astrobiological investigation of Europa, resulting in a mission concept with a detailed evaluation of scientific instrumentation, mission sequences, basic design of the spacecraft, technology needs and cost estimations.
dc.publisherCambridge University Press (CUP)
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Astrobiology
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
dc.subjectmission concept
dc.subjectastrobiology
dc.subjecteuropa
dc.subjectsubsurface ocean
dc.subjectbepicolombo
dc.subjectmercury
dc.subjectlenticulae
dc.subjectorigin
dc.subjectshell
dc.subjectlife
dc.titleThe hades mission concept – astrobiological survey of jupiter's icy moon europa
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/s147355040999022x
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