The Satellite "Galileo"
Date: 1993 - 1999
What is the status on the satellite "Galileo" and wasn't there a
satellite that was going to explore the sun's magnetosphere outside the
ecliptic? What is the status on that?
Galileo is working fine except for the deployment of the main
telemtry dish antenna: telemetry is being performed at a much
slower rate by a smaller antenna. And yes, there is a solar
polar mission, but I don't recall its name. For questions
like these check NASA's BBS, spacelink, which you can get to
from newton by selecting teaching topics from the main menu.
John (e-mail hawley)
The spacecraft that was sent to explore the sun's polar region was
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