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The Galileo Energetic Particles Detector


Galileo EPD Handbook




Appendix B. SEDR Files (continued)

Source: J. F. Schmidling, JPL 625-610, SIS 224-09, Phase 2 Rev., 6/21/85

Appendix: Glossary


DDS Dust Detector Subsystem
DEC Declination
DMS Data Management System
DMT Data Management Team
ECL50 Earth Mean Ecliptic of 1950.0 Coordinate System
EDR Experiment Data Record
EME50 Earth Mean Equator of 1950.0 Coordinate System
EOF End-of-File
EPD Energetic Particles Detector
F&P Fields and Particles
GEODYN GSOC S/W which calculates SEDR parameters
GLL Galileo
GSOC German Space Operations Center
HIC Heavy Ion Counter
IC Interplanetary Cruise
ID Identification
IRG Inter Record Gap (on magnetic tape)
JO Jupiter Orbital Operations
LRSP Low Rate Science Processor
MAG Magnetometer
MOD8 Spacecraft Clock Modulo 8 Counter
MOD10 Spacecraft Clock Modulo 10 Counter
MOD91 Spacecraft Clock Modulo 91 Counter
MSB Most Significant Bit
N/A Not Applicable
PI Principal Investigator
PLS Plasma Subsystem
PWS Plasma Wave Subsystem
QEDR Quick-look EDR
RA Right Ascension
RIM Spacecraft Clock Real Time Image Counter
SCET Spacecraft Event Time
SCLK Spacecraft Clock
SEDR Supplementary Experiment Data Record
SEDRGEN JPL S/W which formats output SEDR records
SFDU Standard Formatted Data Unit
SIS Software Interface Specification
TBD To be determined
TBS To be supplied
TWIST JPL Navigation S/W which calculates SEDR parameters



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Updated 8/23/19, Cameron Crane


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.