Galileo (spacecraft)

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Galileo
Artwork Galileo-Io-Jupiter.JPG
Artist's concept o Galileo at Io; the heich-gain antenna is fully deployed.
Mission type Jupiter orbiter
Operator NASA[1]
COSPAR ID 1989-084B
SATCAT № 20298
Wabsteid www2.jpl.nasa.gov/galileo/
Mission duration 14 years in space
8 years in Jovian orbit
Spacecraft properties
Manufacturer Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm[2]
General Electric[2]
Hughes Aircraft Company[2]
Launch mass 5,712 kilograms (12,593 lb)
Dry mass 2,380 kilograms (5,250 lb)
Probe: 339 kilograms (747 lb)
Pouer Orbiter: 570 watts
Probe: 580 watts
Start o mission
Launch date October 18, 1989, 16:53:40 (1989-10-18UTC16:53:40Z) UTC
Rocket Space Shuttle Atlantis
STS-34 / IUS
Launch steid Kennedy LC-39B
Enterit service December 8, 1995[citation needit]
End o mission
Disposal Deorbitit
Decay date September 21, 2003, 18:57:00 (2003-09-21UTC18:58Z) UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference seestem Zenocentric orbit
Fleebi o Venus (gravity assist)
Closest approach Februar 10, 1990
Distance 16,106 kilometers (10,008 mi)
Fleebi o Earth (gravity assist)
Closest approach December 8, 1990
Distance 960 kilometers (600 mi)
Fleebi o &0000000000000951000000(951) Gaspra (incidental)
Closest approach October 29, 1991
Distance 1,600 kilometers (990 mi)
Fleebi o Yird (gravity assist)
Closest approach December 8, 1992
Distance 300 kilometers (190 mi)
Fleebi o &0000000000000243000000(243) Ida (incidental)
Closest approach August 28, 1993
Distance 2,400 kilometers (1,500 mi)
Jupiter atmospheric probe
Spacecraft component Probe
Atmospheric entry December 7, 1995, 22:04 UTC
Operatit for 57 minutes
Impact steid 06°05′00″N 04°04′00″W / 6.08333°N 4.06667°W / 6.08333; -4.06667 (Galileo Probe (Galileo))
at entry interface
Jupiter orbiter
Spacecraft component Orbiter
Orbital insertion December 8, 1995, 01:20:00 UTC
Galileo mission patch.png

Galileo wis an American unmanned spacecraft that studied the planet Jupiter an its muins, as well as several ither Solar Seestem bouks.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Galileo Gunter's Spcae Page. Retrivied 11 May 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Galileo Project