Jun 12, 2022

Europa Clipper’s main body complete, teams continue work toward 2024 launch

Posted by in category: space travel

In early June, the main body of NASA’s upcoming Europa Clipper spacecraft completed construction and was shipped to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California soon after. The arrival of Europa Clipper’s main body marks a major milestone in the construction of the spacecraft and shows that the spacecraft and its teams are on track for a launch in 2024.

“It’s an exciting time for the whole project team and a huge milestone. This delivery brings us one step closer to launch and the Europa Clipper science investigation,” said Europa Clipper project manager Jordan Evans of JPL.

While the construction of the spacecraft’s main body is complete, that does not mean construction of the spacecraft as a whole is finished. Numerous mission-critical components are yet to be assembled and installed onto the spacecraft.

Comments are closed.