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+ - Sailing the Titan Seas->

Submitted by gpronger
gpronger (1142181) writes "NASA has awarded The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) to manage a proposed exploration of the methane oceanon Titan. Next year APL will be submitting a project plan to NASA, which will be one of three submittals. If chosen launch would be in 2016 with arrival at Titan in 2023.

The "Titan Mare Explorer" or TiME would be the first exploration of an extraterrestrial ocean with the craft landing and floating on the ocean. The mission would be led by principal investigator Ellen Stofan of Proxemy Research Inc. in Gaithersburg, Md. Lockheed Martin in Denver would build the TiME capsule, with scientific instruments provided by APL, Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and Malin Space Science Systems in San Diego.

This is part of NASA's Discovery Program and would be the next mission, funded and supported by NASA."

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