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The Galileo Energetic Particles Detector


Galileo EPD Handbook


Chapter 1. Instrument Summary


Galileo EPD Bus Commands

Source: R. C. Moore, May 30, 1979


The following lists represent the latest EPD bus commands. Commands with op-codes less than 80 are destined for the motor controller; commands with op-codes greater than 7F are destined for the data system. All bus commands are one-byte commands except for some of those listed on page 7 (op-codes D0 - D6, D9 - DE). In the case of one-byte commands, bits 17-24 of the uplink command word do not have any meaning and do not need to be sent to the data system via the bus adapter.


EPD Interactive Bus Commands



EPD Non-Interactive Bus Commands




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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.