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NASA mission /galileo

what was nasa galileo designed for?

The nasa Galileo was designed to study Jupiter. The probe was designed to study Jupiter for months in Jovian orbit. The probe was also programmed and designe to return data as it entered the Jovian atmosphere to identify atmospheric materials and conditions that cannot be located from outside. Because of limits of a Space Shuttle/IUS mixture, NASA decided to use a complex multiplegravity-assist scheme that needed three flybys (two of Earth and one of Venus) on its way to Jupiter.


what was some of the technology use in nasa galileo?

The technology used is imaging system, near-infrared mapping spectrometer,ultraviolet spectrometer, photopolarimeter-radiometer,magnetometer, energetic-particles detector, plasma detector,plasma wave, heavy ion counter and, radio system
1Atmospheric entry probe, atmospheric structure instrument, neutral mass spectrometer,helium abundance, detector net flux radiometer, nephelometer
and lightning/energetic-particles experiment.

when and where was nasa galileo launched?

Galileo was launched from the Space Shuttle Atlantis. It was launched on the 18 of October 1989 (16:53:40). And ended on the 9.21.03

how has knowing about the nasa mission galileo helped in our world today?

Now that we know more about Jupiter it helps with astronomers, scientists, astronauts, teaches and children.

were there any problems with the operation?

A big problem happened on the 11 April 1991, when the high-gain antenna failed to fully install, eliminating the possibility of data transmission during its flyby of the asteroid Gaspra.



who are the people that helped whith galileo

The people that helped with Galileo are Dr. Torrence V. Johnson, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Henry C. Brinton, NASA Headquarters, Dr. Richard E. Young, NASA Ames Research Centre, Donald T. Ketterer, NASA Headquarters and William J. O'Neil, Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

key dates

18 Oct 1989: Launch (16:53:40 UT)

7 Dec 1995: Probe Descent (22:04 UT - 23:02 UT)

21 Sep 2003: Jupiter Impact (18:57:18 UT)

extra info

1.Galileo was named in honour of Galileo Galilei, who discovered the largest moons of Jupiter in 1610.

2.The spacecraft was the first to orbit a gas giant planet.

3.The spacecraft travelled more than 4.6 billion km during its 14-year mission.
4.Galileo flew past Venus at 05:58:48 UT on 10 February 1990 at a range of 16,106 km

5.Galileo was the first human made object to fly past an asteroid

6.The hole operation cost $1.3 billion