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Galileo End of Mission Status: Artist concept of Galileo approaching Jupiter
Galileo End of Mission Status
The Galileo spacecraft's 14-year odyssey came to an end on Sunday, Sept. 21, when the spacecraft passed into Jupiter's shadow then disintegrated in the planet's dense atmosphere at 11:57 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time. The Deep Space Network tracking station in Goldstone, Calif., received the last signal at 12:43:14 PDT. The delay is due to the time it takes for the signal to travel to Earth. Full Release

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Galileo To Taste Jupiter Before Taking Final Plunge: Image of Jupiter
Galileo To Taste Jupiter Before Taking Final Plunge

In the end, the Galileo spacecraft will get a taste of Jupiter before taking a final plunge into the planet's crushing atmosphere, ending the mission on Sunday, Sept. 21. The team expects the spacecraft to transmit a few hours of science data in real time leading up to impact. Full Story


Celebrate the Legacy of Jupiter Exploration
Celebrate the Legacy of Jupiter Exploration

The Galileo spacecraft will end its mission September 21, 2003. Launched in 1989 aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis, Galileo has been exploring Jupiter and its moons since December 1995. Members of JPL's Solar System Ambassadors program will celebrate the jovian legacy with events around the country. Check the Ambassadors Website for events scheduled in your local area. For more information on Jupiter exploration check out the Legacy of Jupiter Exploration timeline.


New Satellites of Jupiter Discovered in 2003

New Satellites of Jupiter Discovered in 2003
The discovery of 21 new satellites of Jupiter, brings the total of known Jupiter satellites to 61. More information on the current moon count is available online from the University of Hawaii .

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