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GALILEO DUST DETECTION SYSTEM V2.0 (PDS)

NSSDCA ID: PSSB-00368

Availability: Archived at NSSDC, accessible from elsewhere

Description

This data collection contains information on the dust environment in interplanetary space within the inner solar system and in the Jupiter system, within and without the Jovian magnetosphere and around the Galilean satellites. This information is collected with a dust impact experiment, DDS, from which may be inferred direction of motion, mass, velocity and charge (see GALDINST.CAT). The data presented in this dataset include instrumental readouts, inferred metadata, calibration information and a calendar of events. Specifically: galddust.tab - data received from the dust detector, the spacecraft, and physical properties derived from the detector data for reliable dust impacts (Gruen et al. 1995b and Krueger et al. 1999b). galdevnt.tab - data received from the dust detector, the spacecraft, and physical properties derived from the detector data for reliable dust impacts plus noise events. galdcode.tab - value ranges corresponding to codes found in galddust.tab. galdcalb.tab - laboratory calibration data used to relate instrument responses to physical properties of the impacting dust particles. galdarea.tab - the area of the dust detector exposed to particles as a function of their velocity direction relative to the detector axis. galdstat.tab - time history of Galileo mission and dust detector configuration, tests and other events. This is PDS data set GO-D-GDDS-5-DUST-V2.0 held on delivery volume OAD_0076 available on-line from the Planetary Data System (PDS) at: http://sbn.psi.edu/pds/archive/gdds/gddsdata/

Alternate Names

  • GO-D-GDDS-5-DUST-V2.0

Discipline

  • Planetary Science: Small Bodies

Additional Information

Spacecraft

Experiments

Questions and comments about this data collection can be directed to: Dr. David R. Williams

 

Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Mark V. SykesGeneral ContactUniversity of Arizonamsykes@as.arizona.edu
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