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The Galileo Energetic Particles Detector

 

Galileo EPD Handbook

 

Chapter 2. EPD Software

 

Galileo Energetic Particles Detector Archive Processor (continued)

Source: John P. Townsend, Jr., Applied Physics Lab, March 1991

 

 

 

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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.