Planets and Moons  ID: 13562

The Science of Dragonfly

Dragonfly is a NASA mission to explore the chemistry and habitability of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. The fourth mission in the New Frontiers line, Dragonfly will send an autonomously-operated rotorcraft to visit dozens of sites on Titan, investigating the moon’s surface and shallow subsurface for organic molecules and possible biosignatures.

To carry out its mission, Dragonfly is equipped with a neutron spectrometer, a drill system, and a mass spectrometer, allowing scientists to make a detailed survey of Titan’s chemical makeup. Dragonfly is scheduled to launch in 2026 and arrive at Titan in 2034.

Learn more about Dragonfly from NASA and Johns Hopkins APL.
 

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https://dragonfly.jhuapl.edu/index.php


Credits

Dan Gallagher (USRA):
Producer
Narrator
Writer

Jonathan North (USRA):
Lead Animator

Melissa Trainer (NASA/GSFC):
Lead Writer
Scientist

Michael Lentz (USRA):
Animator

Ann Parsons (NASA/GSFC):
Scientist

Elizabeth Turtle (Johns Hopkins University/APL):
Scientist

Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET):
Technical Support

Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Johns Hopkins APL

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Mission:
Dragonfly

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Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Astrobiology
SVS >> Mass Spectrometry
SVS >> Titan
SVS >> Solar System >> Planets >> Moons
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons
SVS >> Saturn
SVS >> Chemistry
SVS >> Science
SVS >> Organic
SVS >> Molecule
SVS >> Biosignature
SVS >> Dragonfly
SVS >> New Frontiers
SVS >> Rotorcraft