NASA has reached a key stage in the Europa Clipper mission confirmation. Planned for decades, this mission will do multiple flybys in an attempt to collect data on Europa’s hidden world spanning ocean. The radiation, coming from nearby giant Jupiter, makes it difficult to send a probe to either orbit or land, thus multiple passes are planned to gather data instead.
NASA Official Website, Brian Dunbar
The decision allows the mission to progress to completion of final design, followed by the construction and testing of the entire spacecraft and science payload.