JUICE Spacecraft

JUICE spacecraft is designed to be radiation-hardened and low power-consuming to endure harsh environments around Jupiter.

Mass (with propellant) : Approx. 2900kg
Payload : 219kg
Payload power consumption : 180W
Power Source : 800W solar panels
High-gain Antenna : 3.2m body fixed Ka band
High Δv capability : 2700m/sec
Radiation tolerance : 240krad/10mm
Downlink : 1.4Gbit/day and up


credit:e.g courtesy Airbus DS

Scientific Instruments

JUICE will carry 11 scientific instruments. Japanese research teams will provide parts of four science instruments (RPWI,GALA, SWI, and PEP/JNA). Japanese researchers also participate in science using other instruments, such as JANUS and J-MAG.

List of Scientific InstrumentsSupplied by JAXA : ★Supplied by NICT : ☆Developed with Japanese Researchers: ◯
NameLead Researcher (Team)
JANUSJobis, Amorum ac Natorum Undique ScrutatorJunichi HARUYAMA (JAXA)
MAJISMoons And Jupiter Imaging Spectrometer
☆ ◯SWISubmillimetre Wave InstrumentYasuko KASAI (NICT)
UVSUV Imaging Spectrograph
RIMERadar for Icy Moons Exploration
3GMGravity and Geophysics of Jupiter and Galilean Moons
★ ◯RPWIRadio and Plasma Wave Investigations Yasumasa KASABA (Tohoku Univ.)
★ ◯PEPParticle Environment Package Kazushi ASAMURA (JAXA)
J-MAGMagnetometer for JUICEAyako MATSUOKA (Kyoto Univ.)
★ ◯ GALAGAnymede Laser AltimeterKeigo ENYA (JAXA)
PRIDEPlanetary Radio Interferometer and Doppler Experiment