The Hera Saturn Entry Probe Mission: a Proposal in Response to the ESA M5 Call

Abstract : The Hera Saturn entry probe mission is proposed as an ESA M-class mission to be piggybacked on a NASA spacecraft sent to or past the Saturn system. Hera consists of an atmospheric probe built by ESA and released into the atmosphere of Saturn by its NASA companion Saturn Carrier-Relay spacecraft. Hera will perform in situ measurements of the chemical and isotopic composition as well as the structure and dynamics of Saturn's atmosphere using a single probe, with the goal of improving our understanding of the origin, formation, and evolution of Saturn, the giant planets and their satellite systems, with extrapolation to extrasolar planets. Hera will probe well into and possibly beneath the cloud-forming region of the troposphere, below the region accessible to remote sensing, to locations where certain cosmogenically abundant species are expected to be well mixed.
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European Planetary Science Congress 2017, held 17-22 September, 2017 in Riga Latvia, id. EPSC2017-305, Sep 2017, Riga, Latvia
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O. Mousis, D. Atkinson, M. Amato, S. Aslam, S. Atreya, et al.. The Hera Saturn Entry Probe Mission: a Proposal in Response to the ESA M5 Call. European Planetary Science Congress 2017, held 17-22 September, 2017 in Riga Latvia, id. EPSC2017-305, Sep 2017, Riga, Latvia. 〈hal-01622218〉

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