Whitepaper #328 submitted to the Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032. Topics: ocean worlds; other: Autonomy
We highlight developments in autonomy that have been made possible as part of the 2016–2020 Europa Lander Mission Concept. We also detail areas for future development and investment. Though our description focuses on the case of the Europa Lander mission concept, these advancements can be applied to many other ocean worlds and planetary missions.