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    NASA Releases a New Poster for the Europa Clipper Mission

    In anticipation of this upcoming mission, NASA has released a stunning poster for the Europa Clipper mission!
    The post NASA Releases a New Poster for the Europa Clipper Mission appeared first on Universe Today.


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    I'm sorry, is a poster news now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    I'm sorry, is a poster news now?
    Only on a really slow news day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schlaugh View Post
    Only on a really slow news day.
    Yeah, 'cause there's really nothing else happening in the space field that UT could report on. ; )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    I'm sorry, is a poster news now?
    Quote Originally Posted by schlaugh View Post
    Only on a really slow news day.
    There is kind of this virus thing tying a lot of things up at the moment...
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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiYeves View Post
    There is kind of this virus thing tying a lot of things up at the moment...
    Even so, it's a poster.
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    Supercluster.com has a long article on Europa Clipper; visited the lab, interviews, etc.

    https://www.supercluster.com/editori...d-to-the-earth

    Buried in it is this tidbit confirming that SpaceX seriously sandbagged Falcon Heavy's performance.

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    ...the Falcon Heavy rocket, having three launches under its belt, has proven more powerful than originally anticipated. Previously, it was thought that launching Europa Clipper on a Falcon Heavy would require a “kick” stage - essentially a small booster attached to the top of the rocket. The Falcon Heavy’s impressive performance has made that unnecessary. Moreover, mission designers at Jet Propulsion Laboratory have found a path to Jupiter called a MEGA trajectory: after launch on a Falcon Heavy, Europa Clipper would fly to Mars for a gravity assist, and then return to Earth for another, and then on to the Jovian system.
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