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The Galileo Energetic Particles Detector


Galileo EPD Handbook


Chapter 2. EPD Software


EPD SBAND Mission Software Requirements (continued)

Source: S. Jaskulek, various dates


New EPD Software Tasks


    mode (or vice versa).


Table 13. EPD Software Processing Tasks by Mode


  Tasks Real-Time Mode Record Mode
1 Calc spin vectors Required Ignored
2 Spin-based accumulator service tables Required Disabled
3 Time-based accumulator service tables Disabled Required
4 Collect selected Hskg. in array Required Ignored
5 Fix Hskg array index command Required Ignored
6 Spin-based PHA collection Required Disabled
7 Time-based PHA collection Disabled Required
8 Sync motor step to S/C spin Required Disabled
9 HVPS Commands Required Required
10 HVPS Operations Required Required
11 EPD channel log compression Ignored Required



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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.