Oceans of Laythe
After a very, very long journey, LOI-II has entered Joolian SOI. Preliminary systems check indicates few component failures, which is likely thanks in part to the triple-redundant systems onboard.
An intercept is plotted for Laythean orbital insertion over its north pole after several phasing orbits.
After several more orbits of Jool, the probe enters Laythe SOI and begins its capture burn.
An awe-inspiring "family portrait" (that is the scientific term, according to the quaesītōrēs) is taken of the inner planets.
Once its orbital Science! collection mission is confirmed, the EKDS-A is deorbited, as is the probe.
The deorbit stage is jettisoned and the heatshields inflate two minutes before entry interface.
The top heatshield is jettisoned to allow the parachutes to pre-deploy.
Nominal full deployment. The probe splashes down a few moments later, and a truckload of Science! is acquired through the oceanic composition analyzer.
With the success of this very long mission, the logical next step is to send a crewed mission to Jool and its moons.
The subject is certainly a divisive one. Some ingeniātōrēs believe that a flotilla should be sent, as with the Second Dvna Expedition; others argue that a mothership, like Bellona, will be more effective and less prone to mission-scrubbing issues. The Senate has also considered, much to the chagrin of all ingeniātōrēs, to place a moratorium on the use of advanced nuclear propulsion.