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The Galileo Energetic Particles Detector


Galileo EPD Handbook


Chapter 1. Instrument Summary


Bench Calibrations of True vs. Apparent Rates of CMS System


Source: R. W. McEntire, EPD Team Meeting, March 1996


Figure 1-43. CMS rate tests, 1/23-27/89. Uncorrelated starts.
Figure 1-44. Correlated starts, TACs, KTS, CH's, vs R.
Figure 1-45. Galileo EPD/CMS KTS (3 energies) vs R



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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.