2020 In Situ Science and Instrumentation Workshop for the Exploration of Europa and Ocean Worlds

Dates of Workshop: Full meeting postponed to late 2020; 2-hour virtual overview on May 14th
Location: JPL/Caltech, Pasadena, CA
Update as of July 22, 2020

The Europa Lander pre-project team held a 2-hour virtual meeting on May 14th, 2020, to bring the science community up to speed on the status of the Europa Lander mission concept. Approximately 400 people attended the event, which was held entirely online due to COVID-19 concerns. Meeting slides and video recording are available below.

Meeting agenda:

  • Welcome to Attendees
  • Science Goals of the Europa / Ocean Worlds Lander Concept
  • Mission Concept Overview
  • Flight System Overview
  • Lander Sampling Chain, Surface Phase, and Sampling Concepts
  • Surface Excavation and Sample Collection
  • Wrap Up
  • Q&A

We will still host an in person meeting at some point in the future, but our team felt that providing some of our planned presentations virtually would be helpful to the community.

The slides and video from the May 14th virtual meeting are now available here:

For more information on the Europa Lander mission concept, including the overview presentations from the 2019 AbSciCon workshop, please visit:

For more information, please contact: Europainsitu.workshop@jpl.nasa.gov

Europa Lander concept art