The Probe Chronicles

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5/12/09 The Galileo Equipment v Galileo was the first spacecraft to orbit Jupiter in the outer solar system v The spacecraft is two parts, an orbiter and a probe designed for two different jobs v Orbiter- the primary objective was to collect data from Galileo’s probe docking with the orbiter
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5/12/09 v Galileo: an unmanned spacecraft (probe) sent to study Jupiter and its moons v Sent to collect data about Jupiter and its satellites v Launched from Atlantis on Oct. 18, 1989 to begin its 14 year journey v “Gravitational Mission Overview:
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5/12/09 v "VEEGA" (Venus Earth Earth
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5/12/09 Along The Way. .. v Performed the first ever asteroid encounter with Gastra (first time past Earth) v First asteroid satellite was discovered orbiting I da (second time past Earth) v Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 was the first comet discovered orbiting Jupiter instead of the Sun v Galileo was in prime position to watch the comet crash into Asteroid 951 Gastra Asteroid 243 Ida & its
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Unformatted text preview: 5/12/09 Moon Discoveries v I o (5th closest moon to Jupiter)-discovered to have volcanic activity 100x greater than Earth, reminiscent of early Earth v Europa (6th closest moon) -discovered that oceans exist under its icy surface v Ganymede (7th closet moon)- first known 5/12/09 New Discoveries on Jupiter v Wind speeds found to be in excess of 330 mph on the surface of the planet v Jupiter may be similar to the gas and dust cloud of the primitive solar nebula from which the planets and our Sun were formed v I nstead of three 5/12/09 Putting it all Together v Galileo: v conducted the first asteroid flyby v discovered the first asteroid moon v first spacecraft to orbit Jupiter v launched the first probe into Jupiters 5/12/09 5/12/09 Future? v Thanks to the priceless amount of data collected by Galileo NASA has chartered more spacecrafts to study Jupiter even better Jupiters moon Europa, as it could be for a vacation spot in the future...
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