NASA’s Europa Clipper spacecraft takes big step toward 2024 launch

NASA’s Europa Clipper mission is one step closer to starting its journey to Jupiter’s icy moon.

The main body of Europa Clipper is an aluminum cylinder that clocks in at 10 feet (3 meters) tall and 5 feet (1.5 m) wide. Fitted out with integrated electronics, cabling and propulsion system, the spacecraft body arrived at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in southern California in early June.

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