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Radio Science: Propagation (RS)

NSSDCA ID: 1989-084B-27

Mission Name: Galileo Orbiter
Principal Investigators:Prof. H. Taylor Howard
Principal Investigators:Prof. Von R. Eshleman


The purpose of this experiment was to study the structure of the atmospheres and ionospheres of Jupiter and its satellites. This was accomplished through the use of the radio signals from both the probe and the spinning section of the orbiter.

Alternate Names

  • GalileoOrbiter/RadioScience:Propagation_RS_

Funding Agencies

  • Deutsche Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) (Federal Republic of Germany)
  • NASA-Office of Space Science Applications (United States)


  • Planetary Science: Atmospheres
  • Planetary Science: Small Bodies
  • Solar Physics: Radio

Additional Information

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



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Prof. H. Taylor HowardGeneral ContactStanford University
Prof. Von R. EshlemanTeam LeaderStanford
Prof. H. Taylor HowardTeam LeaderStanford University
Dr. Arvydas J. KlioreTeam MemberNASA Jet Propulsion
Mr. Elmer C. TerryTeam MemberStanford University
Dr. Herbert PorscheTeam MemberDeutsche Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)
Dr. Hans E. VollandTeam MemberUniversitat
Dr. Richard T. WooTeam MemberNASA Jet Propulsion
Dr. Michael K. BirdTeam MemberUniversitat
Dr. Gunnar F. LindalTeam MemberNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Prof. Peter EdenhoferTeam MemberRuhr-Universitat
Dr. Martin PaetzoldTeam MemberUniversitat zu

Selected References

  • Howard, H. T., et al., Galileo radio science investigations, Space Sci. Rev., 60, No. 1/4, 565-590, doi:10.1007/978-94-011-2512-3_21, May 1992.
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