Missions to Jupiter and Saturn

Missions to Jupiter and Saturn

Michele Dougherty will describe the very successful ongoing NASA–ESA Cassini Huygens mission to the Saturn/Titan system including observations from the magnetometer instrument which she leads. One of the most surprising discoveries was that of a water-based exotic atmosphere at the small icy moon Enceladus. The unique end for the Cassini mission in 2017 will also be discussed which lead to unprecedented observations of the Saturn’s interior. The next large outer planetary mission, ESA’s JUICE mission to the Jupiter system, will also be described. 

 

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About Michele Dougherty

Michele Dougherty FRS, is Professor of Space Physics at Imperial College London, is a Royal Society Research Professor and Principal Investigator of the magnetometer instruments on the Cassini spacecraft at Saturn and the upcoming JUICE mission to Jupiter and Ganymede.