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Exploration of Under-Ice Regions with Ocean Profiling Agents (EUROPA)
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Leigh McCue
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

› Phase I Final Report (PDF)

Description
This NIAC project seeks to lay the framework for sending a team of autonomous gliders to Europa as a scientific mission to understand the physical and chemical environment of Europa's ocean; as such this Phase I proposal will investigate and propose a prototype system addressing those challenges specific to exploration of Europa with gliders.

Illustration showing Touchdown, Cryobots, and Hydrobots.
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Page Last Updated: July 28th, 2013
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