GALILEO

Launch Details
Launched 17 October 1989
Flight ended 20 September 2003
Status Decayed
Destination Jupiter Impact
Launch site Air Force Eastern Test Range, Florida, USA
Owner United States
NORAD ID 20298
COSPAR ID 1989-084B
Observing

Timeline

1989 Oct 18 Launch from Kennedy LC-39B
1990 Feb 10 Gravity assist flyby of Venus
1990 Dec 8 Gravity assist flyby of Earth
1991 Oct 29 Flyby of 951 Gaspra
1992 Dec 8 Gravity assist flyby of Earth
1993 Aug 28 Flyby of 243 Ida
1995 Dec 7 Entry of atmospheric probe into Jovian atmosphere
1995 Dec 8 Insertion into orbit around Jupiter
2002 Jan 17 Cameras deactivated due to radiation damage
2003 Sep 21 Spacecraft destroyed on collision with Jupiter

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