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The Galileo Energetic Particles Detector

 

Galileo EPD Handbook

 

Chapter 1. Instrument Summary

 

Calibrations

 

The CMS channels are calibrated electronically and with particles in both bench and flight situations. Radioactive sources and accelerator beams are used for the particle calibrations, and calibrated electronic pulsers are used to measure thresholds. Radioactive sources are installed in the protective shield in motor position 0. A closed loop threshold calibrator is used in flight to monitor the electronically-set discrimination levels.

 

 

 

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Updated 1/2/19, Cameron Crane

QUICK FACTS

Manufacturer: The Galileo Spacecraft was manufactured by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm, General Electric, and the Hughes Aircraft Company.

Mission Duration: Galileo was planned to have a mission duration of around 8 years, but was kept in operation for 13 years, 11 months, and 3 days, until it was destroyed in a controlled impact with Jupiter on September 21, 2003.

Destination: Galileo's destination was Jupiter and its moons, which it orbitted for 7 years, 9 months, and 13 days.