Magnetospheric Interaction at Jupiter’s Galilean Moons Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto: Galileo in-Situ Measurements Compared with Simulation Results

Thursday, 18 December 2014: 12:05 PM
Norbert Krupp1, Xianzhe Jia2, Elias Roussos1 and Markus Fraenz1, (1)Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany, (2)University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Between 1995 and 2003 the Galileo spacecraft orbited Jupiter and flew-by multiple times at the Galilean satellites Io (7), Europa (12), Ganymede (5), and Callisto (8). The wealth of new unprecedented data from Galileo in-situ measurements in comparison to hybrid- and MHD simulation results enhanced our view of the understanding of the interaction between the moons (or in the case of Ganymede’s own magnetosphere) and the surrounding highly dynamic Jovian magnetosphere. In this paper the in-situ particles and fields measurements are reviewed in the context of the future ESA-mission JUICE to arrive in the Jovian system in 2030.