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Galileo Energetic Particles Detector


Table of Contents



I. Energetic Particles Detector (EPD) Description - abstract from Space Science Reviews paper


II. Educational Materials and Resources



III. Galileo EPD Data Analysis Handbook


IV. Data Archives


V. EPD Science Results



VI.  Publications and Presentations


VII. Galileo Information at Other Sites


  • Project Galileo - Galileo Home Page at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Galileo Mission to Jupiter - facts about the Galileo Mission including its instruments and principal scientific discoveries; PDF - 1.32 MB
  • Galileo Project Information at the Goddard Space Flight Center National Space Science Data Center, including science results, images, and more



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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.