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High Tides, Giant Geysers and Deep Water Oceans - Exploring the Moons of Saturn and Jupiter?”

  • UC Davis Conference Room ITS 1605 Tilia Street Davis, CA, 95616 United States (map)

Recent discoveries show that certain moons in the outer planets may have environments similar to Earth but on a greater scale. We now know some may also have conditions that could potentially support life. In this talk, Juan will present the most important features of the moons of Jupiter and Saturn, such as Io, Europa, Enceladus and Titan.  Come hear mission trajectories, mapping of the moons and technical design issues like the gravity assist mechanism.



Juan Senent, PhD, NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, CA. Juan  has been a software engineer for the National Aerospace and Science Administration (NASA) since 2003.  He is currently working at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for its Mission Design and Navigation Division, as part of a team calculating trajectories to land a spacecraft on the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa. 

Earlier Event: October 8
ECUSA en las Escuelas
Later Event: October 15
ECUSA en las escuelas