Isis 3.0 Developer's Reference (API)
These objects provide functionality for manipulating data from the Galileo mission to Jupiter. More...
|This is the camera model for the Galileo Solid State Imaging Camera. More...|
These objects provide functionality for manipulating data from the Galileo mission to Jupiter.
Launched in 1989, he Galileo mission consisted of two spacecraft: an orbiter and an atmospheric probe. During the flybys of Venus and the Earth in transit to Jupiter, Galileo scientists took the opportunity to study these two planets as well as the Moon, making some unprecedented observations as a result. In addition, following each Earth flyby, Galileo made excursions as far out in the solar system as the asteroid belt, enabling scientists to make the first close-up studies of two asteroids, Gaspra and Ida. Galileo scientists were fortunate to be the only ones with a direct view of the Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 fragment impacts on Jupiter. The primary mission involved sending an atmospheric probe into Jupiter's atmosphere and studying Jupiter, its satellites, and its magnetosphere with the orbiter. In 2003, the orbiter was deliberately destroyed by plunging it into Jupiter's atmophere.
Mission site: http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/
USGS Astrogeology: http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/Missions/Galileo/