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(abstract) Galileo Navigation: Launch to Jupiter Orbit

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dc.contributor.author D'Amario, Louis A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-10-01T06:11:24Z
dc.date.available 2004-10-01T06:11:24Z
dc.date.issued 1997-01-07 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Padova, Italy en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 96-1693 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/27640
dc.description.abstract The Galileo spacecraft was launched on October 18, 1989. After a 3.7 billion kilometer journey lasting just over six years, the Galileo Orbiter and Probe arrived at Jupiter on December 7, 1995. The atmospheric Probe survived its atmospheric entry and successfully transmitted data to the Orbiter flying overhead. To date, the Orbiter has successfully completed the first three of the ten planned satellite encounters. Navigation for the Galileo Mission has proved to be a unique and challenging task. The challenges and results of navigating Galileo through the interplanetary transfer to Jupiter, delivery of the atmospheric entry Probe, Jupiter orbit insertion, and the orbital tour are presented in this paper. en_US
dc.format.extent 157872 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.other Galileo Jupiter navigation orbits gravity assists atmospheric probes flybys trajectory optical navigation en_US
dc.title (abstract) Galileo Navigation: Launch to Jupiter Orbit en_US


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