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NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts

Exploration of Under-Ice Regions with Ocean Profiling Agents (EUROPA)

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Project Introduction

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.

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