|| Oblate Spheroid;|
Er = 71,492km; Pr = 66,854km
|Type of Visit
|| Main Mission
Jupiter is a gas giant, and the fifth planet from the Sun. It has no known surface, and is composed mostly of hydrogen and helium; however, despite being composed of such light gases, it is the most massive planet of the solar system, with a mass more than twice that of the system's other planets, combined.
Spacesim has visited Jupiter once on a main mission, Jupiter 1998, in which the Hawking entered its outer atmosphere. Spacesim also visited Jupiter's atmosphere very briefly in Drake-Sagan 2011.
Jupiter has several EEP demos associated with it.
- Main article: Mini-Tramp
The Mini-Tramp demonstration has an audience participant bounce on a miniature trampoline. After several bounces, an EEP demonstrator will then hold the participant down by the shoulders, while the participant again attempts to jump. This is to demonstrate the strength of Jupiter's gravity compared to that on Earth.
- Main article: Jupiter Donkey
The Jupiter Donkey is a small mechanical donkey that will crumple under its own weight when a button is pressed. This is used to demonstrate the strength of Jupiter's gravity compared to that on Earth.