NASA asks for Proposals of Scientific Instruments for Europa Missions

July 17, 2014 12:29 PM

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NASA asks for Proposals of Scientific Instruments for Europa Missions

NASA has released an 'Announcement of Opportunity' to encourage the bringing of outside proposals for scientific instruments that may be installed on a mission to Europa, Jupiter's moon, according to a statement which was released this week. There is strong evidence of the presence of an ocean of water under the icy surface of Europa.

"The possibility of life on Europa is a motivating force for scientists and engineers around the world", said John Grunsfeld, who is associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate of NASA. "This solicitation will select instrument which may provide a big leap in our search to answer the...

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