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The Galileo Energetic Particles Detector


Galileo EPD Handbook


Chapter 1. Instrument Summary


Additional CMS TOF Calibration Information


Source: H. Sommer, EPD Science Team Meeting, March 1998


Figure A. Figure B.


Galileo CMS TOF, O+++, 900 keV


901.5 m/q=5.5; 0 Grad, dia=2mm, thr. 100 keV
SSD~11 deg wide; FSR ≤9 deg wide


Figure C.



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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.