Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer
The Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) is an interplanetary spacecraft that is being developed by the European Space Agency in collaboration with the Airbus Defence and Space. Its purpose is to probe Jupiter and its three Galilean moons – Ganymede, Callisto and Europa. The launch will take place next year and the spacecraft will reach its destination in 2029. ESA recently initiated the spacecraft’s critical tests to look into its viability in the treacherous conditions of outer space.