JUICE intro

JUICE - JUpiter ICy moons Explorer - is the first large-class mission in ESA's Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 programme. Planned for launch in 2023, it will spend at least three years making detailed observations of the giant gaseous planet Jupiter and three of its largest moons, Ganymede, Callisto and Europa.

Spacecraft Testing

Spacecraft Testing

#8: Successful integration of JUICE's 10.6-metre-long arm
15 April 2021

The development of ESA's JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE) is continuing apace and has hit milestones in recent months: the spacecraft's 10.6-metre-long boom is now attached, many instruments have been integrated, and the mission's high-gain antenna has arrived and undergone rigorous vibration testing.

#7: All panels delivered for JUICE's solar wings
16 October 2020

All ten flight model solar panels for ESA's JUICE spacecraft have been delivered to Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands ready to be integrated into solar wings. The solar panels, with a total area of 85 m², are a key element of the mission, providing the necessary power to run the spacecraft and operate the science instruments.

#6: Start of assembly and integration for JUICE
26 June 2020

Despite certain operational difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the assembly and integration of the flight model for ESA's JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE) spacecraft has continued with few delays during the first six months of the year.



Jupiter mission takes first images of destination – from Earth
22 August 2019As part of preparations for the launch of ESA's Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, its navigation camera has been given a unique test: imaging its destination from Earth.
Arianespace and ESA announce Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer launch contract
17 June 2019The Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, JUICE, will ride into space on an Ariane launch vehicle, Arianespace and ESA confirmed today at the International Paris Air Show.
Review board gives JUICE the all clear
3 April 2019ESA's JUpiter ICy moons Explorer, JUICE, has been given the green light for full development after its critical design review was successfully concluded on 4 March. This major milestone marks the beginning of the qualification and production phase, taking this flagship mission one key step closer to starting its long journey to Jupiter in 2022.
JUICE ground control gets green light to start development of Jupiter operations
16 January 2018ESA's Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer – JUICE – passed an important milestone, the ground segment requirements review, with flying colours, demonstrating that the teams are on track in the preparation of the spacecraft operations needed to achieve the mission's ambitious science goals.
Helicopter test for Jupiter icy moons radar
26 September 2017A long radar boom that will probe below the surface of Jupiter's icy moons has been tested on Earth with the help of a helicopter.

Featured Publications

Featured Publications

JUICE definition study report (Red Book)
30 September 2014Reference: ESA/SRE(2014)1. This report, the so-called Red Book, provides a scientific, technical and management summary of the JUICE definition study that was performed from February 2012 to October 2014.
JUICE Science Requirement Matrix
2 May 2012This document lists the JUICE mission's science objectives and the corresponding investigations, plus the necessary measurements (and instruments) to achieve these objectives.
JUICE technical and programmatic review report
18 December 2011

Reference: SRE-PA/2011.003/MNCE. This report summarises the findings of the ESA review on the reformulation of EJSM/Laplace (L class mission candidate of the Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 programme) into the new mission concept named JUICE (JUpiter ICy moon Explorer).

JUICE assessment study report (Yellow Book)
13 January 2012Reference: ESA/SRE(2011)18. This report, the so-called Yellow Book, contains the results of ESA's assessment study (Phase 0/A) of the candidate L-class Cosmic Vision mission JUICE.
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