P13E:
Scientific Investigations and Synergies in the Exploration of Europa II


Session ID#: 10392

Session Description:
Jupiter’s moon Europa may harbor habitable environments, and NASA has announced its intent to begin a spacecraft mission to explore this intriguing world.  This session solicits presentations on high-priority science investigations for Europa that can be addressed through a multiple-flyby mission.  Submissions should summarize new results, the state of knowledge, and specific investigations pertinent to the science of Europa’s ice shell and ocean, composition, geology, and/or exosphere (including potential plumes). This session also solicits presentations on results and investigations for the reconnaissance of Europa’s surface, which could aid a potential future landed mission. Contributors are encouraged to consider how multiple investigative techniques can work synergistically to address high-priority scientific questions about Europa’s habitability and surface reconnaissance.
Primary Convener:  Robert T Pappalardo, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States
Conveners:  Louise M Prockter, Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States and David Senske, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, United States
Chairs:  David Senske, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States and Louise M Prockter, Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States
OSPA Liaison:  Robert T Pappalardo, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • SM - SPA-Magnetospheric Physics
Index Terms:

6221 Europa [PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS]
6297 Instruments and techniques [PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Robert T Pappalardo1, Louise M Prockter2, David Senske3, Kurt D Retherford4, Elizabeth P Turtle2, Diana L Blaney5, Philip R Christensen6, Donald D Blankenship7, Carol A Raymond3, Joseph H Westlake8, Jack H Waite9, Sascha Kempf10, Geoffrey Collins11, Kevin P Hand5, Jonathan I Lunine12, Melissa A McGrath4,13, Francis Nimmo14, Carol S Paty15, Jason M Soderblom16, John R Spencer17, Sean C Solomon18, Chris Paranicas19 and the Europa Science Team, (1)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, United States, (2)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States, (3)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (4)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States, (5)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (6)Arizona State University, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Tempe, AZ, United States, (7)University of Texas, Institute for Geophysics, Austin, United States, (8)JHUAPL, Laurel, United States, (9)Southwest Research Institute San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, United States, (10)Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Boulder, CO, United States, (11)Wheaton College, Norton, United States, (12)Cornell University, Department of Astronomy, Ithaca, NY, United States, (13)SETI Institute Mountain View, Mountain View, CA, United States, (14)University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, United States, (15)University of Oregon, Earth Sciences & Clark Honors College, Eugene, OR, United States, (16)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Cambridge, MA, United States, (17)Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, United States, (18)Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States, (19)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, United States
Kurt D Retherford1, Randy Gladstone1, Thomas K Greathouse1, Andrew Steffl2, Michael Wayne Davis3, Paul D Feldman4, Melissa A McGrath3, Lorenz Roth3,5, Joachim Saur6, John R Spencer7, S Alan Stern8, Susan Pope3, Matthew A Freeman1, Steven C Persyn3, Mary Frances Araujo3, Steven C Cortinas3, Roberto M Monreal3, Kristian B Persson3, Bradley J Trantham1, Maarten H Versteeg1, Brandon C Walther3 and The Europa Ultraviolet Spectrograph Team, (1)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, United States, (2)Southwest Research Institute Boulder, Dept Space Studies, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States, (4)Johns Hopkins University, Physics and Astronomy, Baltimore, MD, United States, (5)KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Space and Plasma Physics, School of Electrical Engineering, Stockholm, Sweden, (6)University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany, (7)Southwest Research Institute Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (8)Southwest Research Institute Boulder, Dept Space Studies, Boulder, United States
Elizabeth P Turtle1, Alfred S McEwen2, Geoffrey Collins3, Leigh N. Fletcher4, Candice J Hansen5, Matthew Hedman6, Terry Hurford Jr7, Randolph L Kirk8, Amy Barr9, Francis Nimmo10, Gerald Patterson1, Lynnae C Quick11, Jason M Soderblom12 and Nicolas Thomas13, (1)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States, (2)University of Arizona, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, Tucson, United States, (3)Wheaton College, Norton, United States, (4)University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (5)Planetary Science Institute Tucson, Tucson, AZ, United States, (6)Cornell University, Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science, Ithaca, United States, (7)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, United States, (8)USGS Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, Flagstaff, AZ, United States, (9)Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, United States, (10)University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, United States, (11)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (12)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Cambridge, MA, United States, (13)University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Diana L Blaney1, Charles Hibbitts2, Roger Nelson Clark3, James B Dalton III4, Ashley Gerard Davies5, Robert O Green6, Matthew M Hedman7, Yves Langevin8, Jonathan I Lunine9, Thomas B McCord10, Scott L Murchie11, Chris Paranicas12, Frank P Seelos2, Jason M Soderblom13, Morgan L Cable5 and MISE Team, (1)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Ca, United States, (2)Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, United States, (3)Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, United States, (4)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (5)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, United States, (6)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States, (7)University of Idaho, Physics, Moscow, United States, (8)CNRS, Paris Cedex 16, France, (9)Cornell University, Department of Astronomy, Ithaca, NY, United States, (10)Bear Fight Institute, Winthrop, WA, United States, (11)Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, United States, (12)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, United States, (13)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Cambridge, MA, United States
Alina Moussessian1, Donald D Blankenship2, Jeffrey J Plaut3, Gerald Patterson4, Yonggyu Gim5, Dustin M Schroeder5, Krista Marie Soderlund6, Cyril Grima6, Duncan A Young7 and Elaine Chapin8, (1)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States, (2)University of Texas, Institute for Geophysics, Austin, United States, (3)JPL, Pasadena, CA, United States, (4)Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, United States, (5)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (6)Institute for Geophysics, Austin, TX, United States, (7)University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, Austin, TX, United States, (8)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
MASPEX EUROPA (84658)
Jack H Waite1, Tim Brockwell2, Melissa A McGrath3, William B McKinnon4, Everett Shock5, Scott J Bolton6, Danielle Y Wyrick6, Benjamin D Teolis6, Mark A Sephton7, Olivier Mousis8, Mikhail Yu Zolotov9, William S Lewis1 and The Europa MASPEX Team, (1)Southwest Research Institute San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, United States, (2)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, United States, (3)SETI Institute Mountain View, Mountain View, CA, United States, (4)Washington University in St Louis, St. Louis, MO, United States, (5)Arizona State University, Tempe, United States, (6)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States, (7)Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, (8)Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille (UMR7326 - CNRS-INSU, Université d’Aix-Marseille), Marseille, France, (9)Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States
Sascha Kempf1, Zoltan Sternovsky2, Mihaly Horanyi1, Kevin P Hand3, Ralf Srama4, Frank Postberg5, Nicolas Altobelli6, Eberhard Gruen7, Murthy S. Gudipati8, Juergen Schmidt9, Mikhail Yu Zolotov10, Scott Tucker11, Vaughn C Hoxie12 and Rick Kohnert13, (1)University of Colorado at Boulder, Physics, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)University of Colorado, Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States, (4)University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, (5)University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, (6)European Space Agency, Villanueva de la Canada, Spain, (7)Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Boulder, CO, United States, (8)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, United States, (9)University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland, (10)Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States, (11)University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States, (12)LASP, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States, (13)Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, United States
Carol A Raymond, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, Xianzhe Jia, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, Steven P Joy, University of California Los Angeles, Department of Earth Planetary and Space Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Krishan K Khurana, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Neil Murphy, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States, Christopher T Russell, University of California, IGPP/EPSS, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Robert J Strangeway, University of California Los Angeles, Department of Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States and Benjamin P Weiss, MIT, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Cambridge, United States
Joseph H Westlake1, Ralph L McNutt Jr2, Justin Christophe Kasper3, Anthony W Case4, Abigail M Rymer2, Krishan K Khurana5, Michael Louis Stevens4, Xianzhe Jia6, James A Slavin7, Carol S Paty8, Howard Todd Smith2, Margaret Kivelson5, Joachim Saur9, Norbert Krupp10, Elias Roussos10 and Haje Korth2, (1)JHUAPL, Laurel, United States, (2)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States, (3)University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (4)Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, MA, United States, (5)University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (6)University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (7)University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (8)University of Oregon, Earth Sciences & Clark Honors College, Eugene, OR, United States, (9)University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany, (10)Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Göttingen, Germany

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