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Galileo Orbiter

NSSDCA ID: 1989-084B

Launch Information

Launch Date/Time: 1989-10-18T22:23:00Z
Launch Vehicle: Shuttle-Inertial Upper Stage
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Decay Date: 2003-09-21

Trajectory Description

No description available.

Trajectory Details

Type: Interplanetary cruise
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start (UTC): 1989-10-26 01:55:00
  Epoch stop (UTC): 1990-02-05 15:20:00
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
0.67 AU1.00 AU4.300°0.20000
Regions Traversed
  Interplanetary Medium
  Solar wind
Type: Flyby
Central Body: Venus
Closest approach time (UTC): 1990-02-10 05:59:00
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
5.07 RV134.900°3.59000
Regions Traversed
  Planet
  Plasmapause
  Plasmasphere
  Venus
Type: Interplanetary cruise
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start (UTC): 1990-02-14 20:56:00
  Epoch stop (UTC): 1990-12-05 15:47:00
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
0.70 AU1.27 AU3.400°0.29000
Regions Traversed
  Interplanetary Medium
  Solar wind
Type: Flyby
Central Body: Earth
Closest approach time (UTC): 1990-12-08 20:35:00
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
1.93 RE142.200°2.47000
Regions Traversed
  Earth
  Magnetosphere
  Magnetotail
  Planet
Type: Interplanetary cruise
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start (UTC): 1990-12-12 01:24:00
  Epoch stop (UTC): 1991-10-29 22:49:00
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
0.90 AU2.27 AU4.500°0.43000
Regions Traversed
  Interplanetary Medium
  Solar wind
Type: Flyby
Central Body: 951 Gaspra
Closest approach time (UTC): 1991-10-29 22:49:00
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
16200.00 km0.000°0.00000
Regions Traversed
  Interplanetary Medium
  Solar wind
Type: Interplanetary cruise
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start (UTC): 1991-10-29 22:49:00
  Epoch stop (UTC): 1992-12-05 10:09:00
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
0.90 AU2.27 AU4.600°0.43000
Regions Traversed
  Interplanetary Medium
  Solar wind
Type: Flyby
Central Body: Earth
Closest approach time (UTC): 1992-12-08 15:09:00
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
1.05 RE161.100°2.32000
Regions Traversed
  Earth
  Magnetosphere
  Planet
Type: Interplanetary cruise
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start (UTC): 1992-12-11 21:03:00
  Epoch stop (UTC): 1993-08-28 16:52:00
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
0.97 AU5.29 AU1.500°0.69000
Regions Traversed
  Interplanetary Medium
  Solar wind
Type: Flyby
Central Body: 243 Ida
Closest approach time (UTC): 1993-08-28 16:52:00
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
2400.00 km0.000°0.00000
Regions Traversed
  Interplanetary Medium
  Solar wind
Type: Interplanetary cruise
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start (UTC): 1993-08-28 16:52:05
  Epoch stop (UTC): 1995-07-14 07:29:00
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
0.97 AU5.29 AU1.519°0.68566
Regions Traversed
  Interplanetary Medium
  Solar wind
Type: Interplanetary cruise
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start (UTC): 1995-07-14 07:29:00
  Epoch stop (UTC): 1995-09-13 22:37:11
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
0.90 AU5.30 AU1.519°0.71046
Regions Traversed
Type: Interplanetary cruise
Central Body: Jupiter
Epoch start (UTC): 1995-09-13 22:37:11
  Epoch stop (UTC): 1995-12-07 17:45:58
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
4.08 RJ5.148°1.07100
Regions Traversed
Type: Flyby
Central Body: Io
Closest approach time (UTC): 1995-12-07 17:45:58
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
892.00 km0.000°0.00000
Regions Traversed
Type: Flyby
Central Body: Jupiter
Closest approach time (UTC): 1995-12-07 21:53:44
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
4.01 RJ0.000°0.00000
Regions Traversed

Apside Definitions

UnitDefinition
AUAstronomical units (1 AU = 1.495979E8 km)
RVCytherean (Venus) radii (1 RV = 6052 km)
REEarth radii (1 RE = 6378 km)
RJJovian radii (1 RJ = 71,398 km)
kmkilometers
 
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