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Radio Science: Propagation (RS)

NSSDC ID: 1989-084B-27
Mission Name: Galileo Orbiter
Principal Investigators: Prof. Von R. Eshleman, Prof. H. Taylor Howard


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.

Funding Agencies

  • Deutsche Forschunganstalt fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR, nee DFVLR) (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 or comments about this experiment can be directed to: Dr. Edwin V. Bell, II.



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

Selected References

Howard, H. T., et al., Galileo radio science investigations, Space Sci. Rev., 60, No. 1/4, 565-590, May 1992.

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