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Planet Penetrator Offers High Speed Path to Europa

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September 24, 2013
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Scientists curious about possible life on Europa, one of Jupiter's moons, are developing technology that will fire a capsule at high speed into the moon's surface to dislodge and collect samples. Astrium, a subsidiary of aerospace giant EADS, could be involved in a proposed European Space Agency (ESA) mission to Europa within the decade, and has been test-firing its planet penetrating rockets to prepare.


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Planet Penetrator Offers High Speed Path to Europa

Planet Penetrator Offers High Speed Path to Europa

Reuters (Sep. 24, 2013) — Scientists curious about possible life on Europa, one of Jupiter's moons, are developing technology that will fire a capsule at high speed into the moon's surface to disclodge and collect samples. Astrium, a subsidiary of aerospace giant EADS, could be involved in a proposed European Space Agency (ESA) mission to Europa within the decade, and has been test-firing its planet penetrating rockets to prepare. Jim Drury reports.
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