During this lunch lecture we will depart for Jupiter! JUICE (JUpiter ICy moons Explorer) is an ESA science mission which is scheduled to be launched in 2022. It will complete a unique tour of the Jupiter system that will include in-depth studies of three potentially ocean-bearing satellites, Ganymede, Europa and Callisto. During its planned three-year mission, the spacecraft is expected to answer the question whether the oceans of the icy moons host any forms of life.

Our speaker for this lunch lecture will be drs. Ed Bongers, who is senior expert solar arrays at Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands. He will introduce us in the mission and the trajectory of the satellite towards Jupiter. Afterwards he will go more in depth into the challenges of the design, testing and manufacturing of the solar arrays of JUICE, of which he was responsible for the development. The JUICE satellite is only the second satellite powered with solar arrays to go this far into the solar system and has one of the largest solar arrays ever built for satellites.

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 -  uur Introduction of KIVI Aerospace and Drs. Ed Bongers
 -  uur Presentation Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands: JUICE Solar Arrays
 -  uur Opportunity for questions