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A Technique to Simulate Melting Probe’s Movement and to Estimate Penetration Velocities’ Range

Erokhina O., Chumachenko E. N.

This paper considers some problems related to penetration through thick ice layer and to study effectiveness of a melting probe like instrument for penetration through thick Jovians moon Europa icy surface. A melting probes movement model creation, verification and validation, as well as studying a melting process in general is discussed. To create the simulation model of the melting probes movement a mathematical model based on theory of solid water was developed. Model verification was based on experiments carried out by the Austrian Academy of Sciences.