The Jool Surveyor continues its tour of the Jool system, flying by Tylo! Hopefully a future pass will provide a little better insight into this moon… this time the probe is just too far away to gather much interesting data! A small maneuver planned in a few days will allow another pass, 50 days from now!
The Jool Surveyor’s engines fire, altering the probes course and putting it on a path to encounter Tylo in 23 days!
Jool Surveyor approaches Pol!
Instruments record that Goo Scans are… unusual to say the least. Tentacles grow up from the goo, reaching up, then break off. Bizarre, but fascinating!
As the probe passes over Pol’s highlands, gravity scans indicate multiple layers on the world’s surface.
Electricity this far out is proving to be the mission’s main obstacle, transmissions require a great deal of the craft’s power!
The onboard multi-spectral scanner is also able to get the first close look at the surface! Future passes will hopefully add to the data and help create a full picture of the surface.
In all, a very successful start to the Jool Surveyor mission!
The deep space probe Jool Surveyor 1’s engines fire and the probe enters orbit of Jool! KSEA engineers are hopeful that this probe will be able to conduct a general survey of the entire Joolian system… starting with the outer moon Pol!
The Jool Surveyor arrives in the gravitational influence of Jool! In 40 days the vehicle will circularize its orbit, and begin an exploration of the Jool system!
The Jool Surveyor blasts off, heading to Jool! The trip will take just 1 year and 331 days!
KSEA commissions the development of several new Surveyor class deep space probes – Neidon Surveyor, Urlum Surveyor, Sarnus Surveyor, and the Jool Surveyor. Like Duna Surveyor, these deep space probes are designed to map the surface of deep space bodies to allow a more scientific approach to exploring space!