On 2003-03-05 12:45, Reacher wrote:
I recently read an atricle(Me and my articles...) about the robotics involved in creating such a probe. it would consist of three main detatchable parts(after landing that is.):
1. A boring robot to clear a path through the ice.
2. The obvious underwater probe.
3. this is what confuses me. will a thrid part be included? A transmitter. certainly transmitting received data through that thick ice capable of reflecting jupiters radiation would be dificult, but placing a transmitter on the surface would mean long-term exposure to the radiation itself. Its going to take a while to dig through that ice.