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Old 09-05-2013, 12:53 PM   #1
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Default Galileo II Mission: destination Jupiter and Europa



A Jarvis M super heavy rocket will launch the Galileo II interplanerary space probe to Jupiter. This massive probe is designed for intense and advanced study of the planet and its moons. It also carries the small lander "Salviati" that will land on the frozen surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. Jupiter arrival is scheduled for June 5, 2015.

Launch is scheduled for Sunday, September 15 at 11:51:00 UTC from Cape Canaveral Pad J B

Mission launch will be broadcasted live on Orbiter Live Missions:

http://www.livestream.com/orbiterlivemissions

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Old 09-06-2013, 08:50 AM   #2
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Just for information (in case you haven't seen the development topic): who is Salviati?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filippo_Salviati http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filippo_Salviati
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Old 09-07-2013, 11:59 PM   #3
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Mission intro video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZNuv...ature=youtu.be
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:06 AM   #4
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Wait,

are you going to do this live in real time...for 3 years?
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:42 PM   #5
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We will broadcast only the launch and the Trans Jovian Injection maneuvre.
Then - if we're still here in mid-2016 - we will follow the Jupiter operations.

Anyway... later this year the mission will be released as addon.
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:07 AM   #6
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Some slides. The last one is in Italian, sorry!
As you can see, the architecture of the spacecraft has been changed from the one shown in the development topic.













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Old 09-10-2013, 09:10 AM   #7
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Name of song?
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:16 AM   #8
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Soon the tracklist
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:03 AM   #9
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Default Looks more like Cassini 2...

The ship looks more like the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn than the Galileo spacecraft that orbited Jupiter.

I love the idea of real-time missions being done in Orbiter.

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Old 09-10-2013, 11:14 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by Dantassii View Post
 The ship looks more like the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn than the Galileo spacecraft that orbited Jupiter.
Yes, Cassini was a more direct source of inspiration, being a more modern spacecraft. Anyway, some Galileo-derived features are present, as the dark insulation of the main body or the positioning of the sub-probe. Also, some features are derived from the Voyager spacecrafts, as the steerable main scan platform.
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:08 PM   #11
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I want to say that the journey doesn't take 3 years, but less than 2. Probe's Delta-V allows us to fly on a faster trajectory and jupiter arrival is scheduled for June 5, 2015.

Another interesting thing about this mission is the double value assumed by Galilean moons encounters. The first goal is obviously scientific observation, the second one is a gravity assists in order to increase jupiter orbit periapsis and create the right conditions for Salviati to orbit and land on Europa
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Old 09-10-2013, 02:51 PM   #12
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So how come it's all being launched on one super-heavy rocket instead of launching on smaller, separate ones?
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Old 09-11-2013, 03:04 PM   #13
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Jarvis M allows us to rejoin the Europa lander with the main probe, discarding the lander carrier and launching all in a direct hohman instead VEEGA, saving lot of time, fuel and weight.
None of the others FOI launchers (apart Quasar), not even the Jarvis H, allows a direct Jupiter hohmann for a probe of almost 13 tons of weight.
Finally, with the scrub of the ALR-M2 mission, this launch serves as dress rehearsal for the Jarvis M launcher.

---------- Post added 09-11-13 at 03:04 PM ---------- Previous post was 09-10-13 at 06:31 PM ----------

A thing must be said: if we're still here at that time, the landing on Europa will be by far the most complex planetary landing attempted by FOI with realistic spacecrafts. The "Orbiter Live Missions" are not predetermined, so a landing failure is a concrete possibility, that can lead to a lander lost in space, stranded in Europa orbit or crashed on the surface. Will be interesting to see if we'll make it or not.
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:12 PM   #14
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Jarvis M rollout at cape Canaveral
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:17 PM   #15
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In these days, we have two superheavy Jarvis M on the launch pad at the same time... although in different continents

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