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Galileo SSI Black and White Photography: Systematic Hardcopy


Availability: At NSSDC, Ready for Offline Distribution (or Staging if Digital)

Time span: 1990-02-10 to 1990-12-08


This data set consists of black and white photographs produced in a systematic manner from Galileo SSI imagery. The data were processed on the Multimission Image Processing Subsystem (MIPS) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. After masked data files were generated, they were run through a system which converted the digital data files to photographic film. All photographs were subjected to a quality assurance review prior to final approval for photo processing. Currently, all images from the Venus and Earth 1 encounter imagery are available with the following exceptions: images taken on the dark sides of Venus and Earth, images taken for scan platform or instrument boresight calibrations, or those for SSI calibration or optical navigation. Also excluded were lunar images which, due to pointing errors, missed the moon entirely, images that were saturated, or those that contained redundant coverage in a given filter. Single prints produced in support of other investigations are excluded as well.

Alternate Names

  • Black & White Systematic Hardcopy
  • Galileo SSI Systematic Hardcopy


  • Planetary Science: Atmospheres
  • Planetary Science: Geology and Geophysics


  • 89-084B-10D

Additional Information



Questions and comments about this data collection can be directed to: Dr. Edwin V. Bell, II



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Ms. Lisa A. WainioGeneral ContactNASA Jet Propulsion

Selected References

  • Wainio, L., Galileo SSI systematic hardcopy - Venus/earth I data, JPL, Interoffice Memo, PAG-384-93-LAW01:law, Feb. 1993.
  • Mortensen, H., Galileo SSI Systematic Hardcopy - Gaspra, Earth/Moon II, Ida, SL9, NASA-JPL, Unnumbered, July 1997.
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