Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

Presentation information

International Session (Poster)

Symbol P (Space and Planetary Sciences) » P-PS Planetary Sciences

[P-PS01] Outer Solar System Exploration Today, and Tomorrow

Sun. May 22, 2016 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL6)

Convener:*Jun Kimura(Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology), Masaki Fujimoto(Institite of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), Yasumasa Kasaba(Dep. Geophysics Graduate School of Science Tohoku University), Sho Sasaki(Department of Earth and Space Sciences, School of Science, Osaka University), Takayuki Tanigawa(School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health), Yasuhito Sekine(Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of Tokyo), Kunio Sayanagi(Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences Department, Hampton University), Steven Vance(Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech)

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

[PPS01-P05] evelopment of a low-energy energetic neutral atom analyzer (PEP/JNA) for JUICE

*Kazushi Asamura1, Yoshifumi Saito1, Manabu Shimoyama2, Yoshifumi Futaana2, Yoshizumi Miyoshi3, Takeshi Sakanoi4 (1.Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, 2.Swedish Institute of Space Physics, 3.Nagoya U., 4.Tohoku U.)

Keywords:Energetic neutral atom, JUICE

We are developping a low-energy (10eV-3keV) energetic neutral atom analyser (PEP/JNA) which is to be onboard European JUICE spacecraft. Ganymede has its own intrinsic magnetic moment. There is considered to be a mini-magnetosphere around Ganymede because of interactions between plasma in Jovian magnetosphere and Ganmede's magnetic field. However, its characteristics will be different from terrstrical one, since Alfven mach number of upstream plasma flow (corotational plasma flow around Jupiter) is small. JNA (Jovian Neutral Analyzer) will reveal characteristics of Ganymede's magnetosphere in terms of measurement of scattered/sputtered particles generated by precipitation of plasma particles onto Ganymede's surface. Measurement of these particles will provide spatial distribution of plasmas in remote sense, since electric/magnetic field do not affect trajectories of neutral particles. We will discuss current status of JNA.