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Title: (abstract) Galileo Navigation: Launch to Jupiter Orbit
Authors: D'Amario, Louis A.
Issue Date: 7-Jan-1997
Citation: Padova, Italy
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.
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