NASA announced the selection of REASON (Radar for Europa Assessment and Sounding: Ocean to Near-surface) in the payload for the mission to the Jovianmoon Europa expected to be launched after 2020. REASON is an Ice Penetrating Radaraimed to study the sub-surface of Europa until a depth of 30 km!
RSLab has a major role in the mission as Prof. Bruzzone is the Principal Investigator of RIME (Radar for Icy Moon Exploration). RIME is a radar sounder designed to penetrate the icy crust of Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto (Jupiter icy moons) to a depth of about 9 kilometers. RIME will allow scientists to see for the first time the underground structure of these tectonically complex and unique icy worlds and could lead to the direct detection of subsurface water, which is one of the basic ingredients for the identification of life on the Jupiter moons
Prof. Lorenzo Bruzzone is included in the ranking of the top 10 international scientists in the field of remote sensing. Trentino, lunedi 9 dicembre 2013
Affidata all’Università di Trento la realizzazione del più importante strumento della missione spaziale voluta da NASA, ESA e ASI. Lo strumento supertecnologico esplorerà i satelliti di Giove. Trentino, sabato 23 febbraio 2013