Magnetosphere Seminars

Jupiter’s Magnetosphere is *now* seen by Juno JADE

Speaker:Rob Wilson [LASP]
Date:Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Time:3:30 pm
Location:LASP Space Science Building, room N100 (1st floor)

Seminar Abstract:

The at-launch mission plan of Juno barely allowed for exploration of the Jovian middle/outer magnetosphere, with only a narrow sliver of local time coverage to ~40Rj. However that plan has since changed, resulting in wide coverage over the proposed mission of 33 science orbits. Juno has completed a dozen perijove passes so far, with superb new data over the poles of Jupiter. But Fran’s been showing those perijove results already (e.g. CASA seminar last Friday, and internal group meetings), so I’ll largely ignore those. Here at LASP, we’re involved with the JADE instrument that measures thermal plasma ions (< 50 keV/q) and electrons (< 100 keV/q), not just at the poles, but over the entire orbit, exploring the Jovian Magnetosphere from perijove to over 100 Rj. In this talk I’ll go over some of the history of Juno/JADE and why/how things evolved, and show some of the early magnetospheric work we are doing.