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The Galileo Energetic Particles Detector


Galileo EPD Handbook


Chapter 2. EPD Software


EPD SBAND Mission Software Requirements

Source: S. Jaskulek, various dates


Note: This material is based on 2 versions of the SBAND document--Revision H, Software Version 2, and a set of pages to update the document from H to I and referencing Software Version 3.




List of Revisions - Revision H



F                            7/31/95 Corrections made following CDS integration tests.
The RTI9 address in the RECORD mode telemetry definition block was wrong;
it was changed to 1A8F. The HV level command code at address 1B20 was
modified to fix a bug and agree with requirements. A fourth and fifth transitional 
command, 25JKRP (C0) and 25RESC (01) were added to the RT mode list.
A correction was made to the science record status byte description (section 
11.2.6); the motor direction and position are sampled at the end of the science
record, not the beginning.  Science record resynchronization requirements (when 
scanning is interrupted) are more explicitly described in section 13.



List of Revisions - Revision I




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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.