Soon it will be time for ESA’s Juice project to leave Earth and begin the long journey to our solar system’s largest planet, Jupiter.

Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer
Credit: ESA

On April 13th, Juice (Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer) is scheduled to launch from ESA’s space base in French Guiana with the help of an Ariane 5 rocket. After that, an eight-year journey to Jupiter will begin, with Juice expected to arrive sometime in 2031. When Juice reaches Jupiter, the spacecraft is intended to fly by and observe some of Jupiter’s largest moons, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto, for four years.

ESA’s JUICE spacecraft flies to the Jupiter system in amazing animation

In ESA’s animation above, you can check out a quick version of how the Juice mission is supposed to go.

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