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Design lessons learned from temperature management of Galileo's retro-propulsion module

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dc.contributor.author Gounley, Robert
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-29T16:53:32Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-29T16:53:32Z
dc.date.issued 2016-09-12
dc.identifier.citation AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Long Beach, California, September 12-15, 2016 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 16-3654
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/46176
dc.description.abstract Launched in 1989, the Galileo mission added dramatically to our understanding of the Jovian system and our entire solar system1. To make best use of limited resources, the Galileo Orbiter used excess power from its Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs) for temperature management of its Retro-Propulsion Module (RPM). This paper describes operational challenges introduced by this design and how, despite major mission changes through development and flight, they were overcome through a challenging six-year interplanetary cruise to Jupiter. This case study offers lessons for missions planning to couple critical spacecraft subsystems in unconventional ways. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2016 en_US
dc.title Design lessons learned from temperature management of Galileo's retro-propulsion module en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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