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News | 08 May 2023

Exploring Jupiter's Icy Moons: Ms Cripps Unveiled Secrets of Satellite Technology in Captivating Talk

On Friday, our Purple Chair played host to Vicki Cripps, a quality engineer at the Swedish Institute for Space Physics (IRF).


Ms Cripps Giving A Talks To 8B Students in the library

Ms. Cripps delivered an engaging talk to 8B in the library and to Year 7 students during their science lessons.

She took our students on a thrilling journey beyond our world, discussing her involvement in the Juice mission. Juice is an acronym for the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer mission, which aims to explore the icy moons of Jupiter. Ms. Cripps shared insights into her vital role in this exciting project.


Ms Cripps during Year 7 Science lesson

We caught up with her after the talk for a short Q and A. We asked her the following:

Q: What do you do

A: I am a Quality Engineer at the Swedish Institute for  Space Physics

Q: What is the most exciting thing about your job?

A: Working with interesting people.

Q: What do you think about space exploration?

A: I think it is exciting to work with satellites

Q: What is the most exciting discovery you made on your mission?

A: Hopefully we will learn about life on Jupiter

Q: What Advice do you have for someone who wants to get into your line of work?

A: Work hard and get a good background in a lot of subjects, not just maths.

Q: What subjects should you be good at to be an engineer?

A: Maths, science and social skills as you will have to work with other people.

Q: What would you do if you discovered ETs?

A: Get a good picture.