Accession Number N20120016895
Title Overview of the Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter (JIMO) Mission, Environments, and Materials Challenges.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 18p
Personal Author D. Edwards
Abstract Congress authorized NASA's Prometheus Project in February 2003, with the first Prometheus mission slated to explore the icy moons of Jupiter with the following main objectives: (1) Develop a nuclear reactor that would provide unprecedented levels of power and show that it could be processed safely and operated reliably in space for long-duration. (2) Explore the three icy moons of Jupiter -- Callisto, Ganymede, and Europa -- and return science data that would meet the scientific goals as set forth in the Decadal Survey Report of the National Academy of Sciences.
Keywords Aerospace environments
Jupiter satellites
Jupiter(Planet)
Meteoroids
Mission planning
Nuclear propulsion
Nuclear reactors
Space debris
Spacecraft design


 
Source Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NTIS Subject Category 54 - Astronomy & Astrophysics
84B - Extraterrestial Exploration
Corporate Author National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Huntsville, AL. George C. Marshall Space Flight Center.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1313
Contract Number N/A

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