IVO: Io Volcano Observer
An image of Io, moon of Jupiter
FOLLOW THE HEAT

Intense volcanism driven by tidal heating from 4:2:1 orbital resonance of Io-Europa-Ganymede

Best place to understand the tidal heating as a fundamental planetary process

Large-scale silicate and ultramafic volcanism has been a key process on all of the terrestrial planets

Heat-pipe tectonic end-member is relevant to early terrestrial planets and present-day exoplanets



MAJOR PARTNERS

University of Arizona
Principal Investigator: Regents’ Professor Alfred McEwen
Science operations, potential student collaboration camera

JHU APL
Mission and spacecraft design, build, and management; cameras;
Plasma Instrument for Magnetic Sounding (PIMS)

UCLA
Dual fluxgate magnetometers

JPL
Radio science, navigation

German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Thermal Mapper

University of Bern
Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer (INMS)

U.S. Geological Survey
Deputy Principal Investigator Dr. Laszlo Kestay; data processing