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The Galileo Energetic Particles Detector


Galileo EPD Handbook


Chapter 1. Instrument Summary


Geometric Factor Calculation for the EPD LEMMS Telescope

Source: Andreas Lagg, Galileo EPD Science Team Meeting, March 1998


4. References


Crannell, C. J., and J. F. Ormes, Geometrical factor determination using a monte carlo approach, Nucl. Inst. & Meth., 94, 179-183, 1971.


Lagg, A., Energiereiche Teilchen in der inneren Jupitermagnetosphare: Simulation und Ergebnisse des EPD-Experimentes an Bord der Raumsonde Galileo, Ph.D. thesis, University of Innsbruck, Austria, Max-Planck-Institut fur Aeronomie, Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany, 1998,


Press, W., S. Teukolsky, W. Vetterling, and B. Flannery, Numerical Recipes - The Art of Scientific Computing, Cambridge Univ. Press, 1992.


Williams, D. J., R. W. McEntire, S. Jaskulek, and B. Wilken. The Galileo Energetic Particles Detector, Space Science Reviews, 60, 385-412, 1992.


Wu, Y., C. McKee, and T. P. Armstrong, Numerical calculation of three-dimensional electron and proton trajectories in the Galileo EPD LEMMS sensor assembly, Tech. Report, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Kansas University, 1986.



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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.

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