ESA chooses Jupiter as the goal for its next large space mission

The European Space Agency has chosen JUICE (Jupiter Icy moons Explorer) as its next major space mission. Groups at IRF in both Kiruna and Uppsala have been developing scientific istruments to make measurements in the vicinity of Jupiter and its major moons in the hope of being chosen to participate in this exciting space adventure.

More information:
Rick McGregor, Information Officer, IRF,, tel. +46-980-79178

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Created 2012-05-03 19:11:00 by Rick McGregor
Last changed 2012-11-06 11:17:57 by Rick McGregor

The Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) is a governmental research institute which conducts research and postgraduate education in atmospheric physics, space physics and space technology. Measurements are made in the atmosphere, ionosphere, magnetosphere and around other planets with the help of ground-based equipment (including radar), stratospheric balloons and satellites. IRF was established (as Kiruna Geophysical Observatory) in 1957 and its first satellite instrument was launched in 1968. The head office is in Kiruna (geographic coordinates 67.84° N, 20.41° E) and IRF also has offices in Umeå, Uppsala and Lund.