© ESA, Europa and Enceladus
The icy moons in the outer solar system, especially Enceladus and Europa, are characterized by a potentially habitable salty ocean beneath an ice layer. A new publication gives a survey of necessary technologies and instruments to be developed for the subsurface ocean exploration.
The article "Key Technologies and Instrumentation for Subsurface Exploration of Ocean Worlds", in which Petra Rettberg, Astrobiology Group of the Institute of Aerospace Medicine is involved, has now been published in the Space Science Review (2020, 216:83):
Dachwald, B., Ulamec, S., Postberg, F., Sohl, F., de Vera, J.-P., Waldmann, C., Lorenz, R.D., Zacny, K.A., Hellard, H., Biele, J., Rettberg, P. (2020) Key Technologies and Instrumentation for Subsurface Exploration of Ocean Worlds. Space Sci Rev, 216 (83). Springer Nature. DOI: 10.1007/s11214-020-00707-5.