SPIS simulations of JUICE spacecraft charging presentation at EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019

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We present Spacecraft Plasma Interaction Software (SPIS) simulation results of the Jupiter Icy Moons  Explorer (JUICE) spacecraft charging in the ionosphere of Europa, at 400 km altitude, and in the Jovian  magnetosphere, at 9.5, 15, and 26.3 RJ. The simulation results indicate that surface charging is of minor importance for typical Jovian magnetospheric condiSons, but large amounts of secondary electrons and photoelectrons will provide challenging data analysis problems. In addition, large surface and differential charging will complicate cold plasma and electric field measurements in the ionosphere of Europa.

The EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019 will take place at the Centre International de Conférences de Genève (CICG), Geneva, Switzerland, 15–20 September 2019.
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