NASA’s Europa Clipper probe will now launch on a private rocket in October 2024

NASA’s upcoming mission to the Jupiter ocean moon Europa is out of rocket limbo.

The Europa Clipper spacecraft is scheduled to lift off in October 2024 and arrive in orbit around Jupiter in April 2030, mission project scientist Bob Pappalardo announced Wednesday (Feb. 10) during a presentation at a virtual meeting of NASA’s Outer Planets Assessment Group (OPAG).

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