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Investigation of the Magnetosphere of Ganymede with Galileo's Energetic Particle Detector

Galileo energetic particle detector observations of geomagnetically trapped protons, N. Alinejad and T. P. Armstrong. Journal of Geophysical Research, 102, 27,053, 1997. Copyright 1997 by the American Geophysical Union. Further electronic distribution is not allowed.



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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.