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Jovian Auroral Distributions Experiment (JADE)

NSSDCA ID: 2011-040A-07

Mission Name: Juno
Principal Investigators:Dr. David J. McComas
Principal Investigators:Dr. Philip Valek


The Jovian Auroral Distributions Experiment (JADE) was designed to characterize the polar magnetosphere of Jupiter by: (1) measuring three dimensional time variable, pitch angle, energy and composition distribution of ions; and (2) measuring the ion composition to differentiate between H+, H2+, H3+, O+, and S+. JADE consisted of a suite of detectors positioned at various locations on the spacecraft: (a) an EBox located inside the Juno Radiation Vault; (b) three JADE-E sensors for detecting electrons from 100 eV to 95 keV; and (c) one JADE-I sensor for detecting ions from 10 eV to 46 keV.

Alternate Names

  • JADE
  • Jovian Auroral Plasma Distributions Experiment
  • Juno/JovianAuroralDistributionsExperiment(JADE)

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Space Science Applications (United States)


  • Planetary Science: Fields and Particles

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Dr. David R. Williams



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. David J. McComasOther Principal InvestigatorSouthwest Research
Dr. Philip ValekPrincipal InvestigatorSouthwest Research

Selected References

  • McComas, D. J., et al., The Jovian Auroral Distributions Experiment (JADE) on the Juno Mission to Jupiter, Space Sci. Rev., 213, 547-643, doi:10.1007/s11214-013-9990-9, 2017.
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