Name planet is just gases and liquids.

Name – Jack LavigneTo Infinity and Beyond! Due Date: You are going to design a probe for NASA to one of the inner or outer planets that you have been researching in class.

 You are to use the information you have collected to design a probe that can explore the planet’s atmosphere and terrain. Once you have gathered all the information about your planet, it is time to design a probe that will be able to penetrate some of the inhospitable atmospheres and terrains you will encounter.  You will draw a blueprint of your probe and create a model of it to present in front of the class.  Your model can be created with everyday household objects.  Paper towel cardboard tubes, aluminum foil, paper and yes even duct tape can be used to represent the space age materials that you will need.

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Probe Name – JudgementName of Planet to explore –      JupiterAstronomical Units from the sun- 5.203 average AUNotes: Cite the web-pages you visited after the notes. Please use only trusted websites. (No Wikipedia) Use the sources I have posted to Blackboard and the FCPS resources on the Great Falls Elementary home page (library – resources) to collect information for your pre-planning.    Atmospheric conditions –     The gas planet likely has three layers in its “skies” that, taken together, span about       44 miles.The top layer/cloud is probably made of ammonia ice, and the middle layer is likely made of ammonium hydrosulfide crystals. The innermost layer may be made of water ice and vapor.

  Terrain of planet –  Since Jupiter is a gas giant, it doesn’t really have a surface. The planet is just gases and liquids. Interesting Facts that might impact your probe’s design: While a spacecraft would have nowhere to land on Jupiter, it wouldn’t be able to fly through unscathed either. The extreme pressures and temperatures deep inside the planet crush, melt and vaporize spacecraft trying to fly into the planet.  What missions have been sent to this planet to date?  What was information was collected for each?Pioneer 10 and 11 and Voyager 1 and 2 were the first to fly by Jupiter in the 1970s.

1995-2003, Galileo spacecraft drops a probe into jupiter’s atmosphere, and conducted research on the planet, its moons, and its rings. 2000 – Cassini makes its closest approach to Jupiter at a distance of approximately 6.2 million miles, taking a highly detailed true color photo of the gas giant. 2011: Juno launches to examine Jupiter’s chemistry, atmosphere, interior structure and magnetosphere. 2016: Juno arrives at Jupiter, conducting an investigation of the planet’s atmosphere, deep structure and magnetosphere for clues to its origin and evolution. How will your probe reach the planet you are exploring? It will be launched on a rocket, then released into space, and use an Ion drive engine to propel itself to Jupiter.   How will your device get around the terrain/atmosphere of the planet? Judgement will use a LEROS 1b main engine with hypergolic propellant. It uses hydrazine and nitrogen tetroxide for propluison and provides a thrust of 645 newtons.

   What types of technology would you include on your device to observe and collect data about the planet?  Gravity Science and Magnetometers –  Studies Jupiter’s deep structure by mapping the planet’s gravity field and magnetic fieldMicrowave Radiometer – Probe Jupiter’s deep atmosphere and measure how much water is thereJEDI, JADE, and Waves – Sample electric fields, plasma waves, and particles around Jupiter to determine how the magnetic field is connected to the atmosphere, and especially the auroras.UVS and JIRAM – Using ultraviolet and infrared cameras, take images of the atmosphere and auroras, including chemical fingerprints of the gases present.Wide lens, ultra zoom, 4k camera (JudgeCam) – Take spectacular close-up, color images  How would this information get back to you?  Using the Deep Space Network (DSN), a series of large dish antennas designed to receive the very weak radio signals from far-away space probes.     On a separate sheet of paper draw this device and label all its parts.

This is the last step in your pre-planning!Websites::,

shtml,, https://solarsystem., https://eyes.nasa.


html, Works CitedAstronomical Unit-Astronomy Glossary,

Dunbar, Brian. “Jupiter.” NASA, NASA, 1 May 2015,

Greicius, Tony. “Juno Spacecraft and Instruments.” NASA, NASA, 13 Mar. 2015,”Jupiter – In Depth | Planets – NASA Solar System Exploration.” NASA, NASA,”Missions – Jupiter | Missions – NASA Solar System Exploration.” NASA, NASA,”NASA.” NASA, NASA, 2 June 2014,


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