Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Published: April 9, 2024

These animation sequences show NASA's Europa Clipper spacecraft leaving Earth, deploying in space, and journeying to the Jupiter system where it will perform multiple flybys of Europa.

Europa Clipper will conduct a detailed survey to determine whether the icy moon could harbor conditions suitable for life. The spacecraft will shift its flight path for each flyby to soar over a different location so that it eventually scans nearly the entire moon.

Europa Clipper is expected to launch in October 2024 from Kennedy Space Center, Florida.