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The launch of Europe’s first Jupiter probe is just a week away -Se

After reaching the final assembly building on April 1, 2023, ESA’s Jupiter IC Moons Explorer (JUICE) spacecraft is slowly lifted into the air and then carefully lowered atop the Ariane 5 rocket that will launch it into space on April 13. Here we see technicians working on top of the rocket, lowering the JUICE launch vehicle adapter to secure it during launch. (Image credit: ESA – M. Pédoussaut)

Europe’s first Jupiter mission is just a week away.

European Space Agency (ESA) Jupiter Ice Moon Explorer The probe, or JUICE for short, is scheduled to lift off on an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on April 13 at 8:15 a.m. EDT (1215 GMT).



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