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New successful tests for RIME

After antenna deployment, the test of RIME in the Near Earth Commissioning Phase are continuing successfully. With the 16 meters antenna completely deployed the sensitivity increased by 1000 times (or 30 dB) with respect to sensitivity before the deployment. The…

RIME antenna fully deployed

After three weeks of intensive activities the full 16 meters RIME antenna has been succesfully deployed. Now that RIME has its “arms” ready to work in the next weeks the tests will continue for completing the…
  • Apr 17 / 2023
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First tests on RIME started

The activities for the first tests on RIME (Radar for Icy Moon Exploration) have started on Sunday April 16 in ESA ESOC (Darmstadt, Germany). The tests will continue up to the end of the Near Earth Commissioning Phase of JUICE (Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer).…

RIME Antenna in the first JUICE “selfie”

The cameras on board JUICE (Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer) took the first pictures of the spacecraft in orbit. The Radar for Icy Moon Exploration (RIME) antenna is clerarly visible in the first “selfie.”…

JUICE ready for the Launch!

Everything is ready in Kourou for the lauch of the JUICE misison scheduled for today. This is a very important event for RSLab that is coordinating the Radar for Icy Moon Exploration (RIME) that is onboard JUICE (Lorenzo Bruzzone is the Principal Investigator and…

JUICE and RIME on Science

A Science Magazine article looks at ESA’s JUICE mission and RIME, the ice-penetrating radar studied and developed under the leadership ofthe RSLab. JUICE will reach Jupiter in more than 7 years and spend 3 years…

RIME in an ESA video documentary

A video documentary has been released by ESA addressing the geophysical instruments on board JUICE and the related science objectives. These include the Radar for Icy Moon Exploration (RIME) which is under the leadership of…

Italian Contribution to JUICE

The very important italian contribution to the JUICE mission has been presented to the italian press in Florence on March 10th. RIME (Radar for Icy Moon Exploration) has been presented as a key instrument for revealing the mysteries hidden in the subsurface of…
  • Mar 03 / 2023
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Arianne 5 for JUICE Launch

Arianne 5 parts are coming together in the launch vehicle in Kourou for the launch of JUICE scheduled on April13th, 2023.…

JUICE launch date announced

The JUICE Spacecraft has reached the spaceport in Kourou where the final operations for the preparation for the lauch have started. The baseline launch date is April 13th, with a launch winodw that extends¬† up to the end of April.…
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