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 April 27, 2020

On May 14th, 2020 the Europa Lander pre-project team will host a Webex presentation from 10 AM - 12 PM Pacific. This presentation will cover much of the Europa Lander mission concept overview material, and updates on several of the technology development efforts that have been ongoing. A draft agenda for the two hours is provided below. Webex information will follow in the coming weeks.

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.

We hope you will join us on May 14th and we hope you and your families are doing okay in these crazy times. Everyone who had registered for the in-person workshop remains on our mailing list and will be sent the Webex virtual meeting info. If you did not register for the workshop, but are interested in participating in this remote meeting, please email us at Europainsitu.workshop@jpl.nasa.gov to get a link to be added to our mailing list.

Draft Agenda for May 14th, 10 AM – 12 PM Pacific Daylight Time:

  • Overview of the Science of the Europa/Ocean Worlds Lander Mission Concept, Kevin Hand and Cynthia Phillips.
  • Mission Concept Overview, Earl Maize, Project Manager, JPL
  • Flight System Overview, Ray Crum, JPL
  • Overview of the Sampling Chain for Lander, Surface Phase, and Sampling Concepts, Joel Krajewski, JPL
  • Surface Excavation and Sample Collection, Lori Shiraishi, JPL

We have been thrilled by the excitement and interest in this conference and we thank you for your hard work on abstracts, talks, and posters. We hope to see you at JPL/Caltech when we reschedule the conference, hopefully later this year, and we look forward to getting you engaged with the future of in situ science on Europa, and all of the ocean worlds.

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

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

Europa Lander concept art