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Investigation of the Magnetosphere of Ganymede with Galileo's Energetic Particle Detector

Ph.D. dissertation by Shawn M. Stone, University of Kansas, 1999.


Copyright 1999 by Shawn M. Stone.  Used with permission.


Chapter 7. Corotational and Parallel Electric Fields: G2 Encounter


 This chapter presents the effects that the addition of corotational and parallel electric fields have on the absorption features for the G2 encounter. Not all the results can be shown here, and some are left for Appendix C. The two features selected, however, represent the overall results of the electric fields for the G2 encounter. Feature G2-18:56:31 was selected to show the typical result of adding Jovian corotational electric field permeating the magnetosphere of Ganymede. Feature G2-19:10:51 was selected to show the result of adding parallel electric field. The addition of parallel electric field could explain the widening of the loss cone features observed in the electrons and not in the ions per chapter 2. The G7 results are similar and are left for Appendix B (referred to in Chapter 8).




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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.