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Title: GOPEX: A Laser Uplink to the Galileo Spacecraft on its Way to Jupiter
Authors: Wilson, K. E.
Lesh, J. R.
Yan, T-Y.
Issue Date: 20-Feb-1993
Citation: Los Angeles, CA
Abstract: In the Galileo Optical Experiment (GOPEX), optical transmissions were beamed to the Galilieo spacecraft by Earth-based transmitters at Table Mountain Observatory (TMO), California, and Starfire Optical Range (SOR), New Mexico. The demonstration took place over an eight-day period (December 9 through December 16) as Galileo receded from Earth on its way to Jupiter. At 6 million kilometers (15 times the Earth-Moon distance), the laser beam sent from Table Mountain Observatory eight days after Earth flyby covered the longest known range for laser transmission and detection.
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