The Galileo spacecraft arrived at Jupiter on December 7, 1995, and fired its main engine for 49 minutes for a successful orbit capture around Jupiter. On the same day, Galileo's atmospheric probe plunged into Jupiter's atmosphere, and relayed information on the structure and composition of the solar system's largest planet.
A detailed look at the Jupiter orbit insertion sequence. See precisely when the Jupiter arrival events will occur.
During the Jupiter orbit insertion burn on December 7, 1995, we had live doppler data from Galileo on this home page and it was used to monitor the engine burn. The doppler plots were updated every minute.
A sequence of 121 computer-generated images of Galileo approaching Jupiter during Jupiter orbital insertion on December 7, 1995.
CNN had live interviews at JPL during the Jupiter arrival day.
JPL Director Dr. Ed Stone participated in a live "chat" session with users of America OnLine.
Experience the excitment of Jupiter arrival with the Galileo Project Team and the Planetary Society.
BBC Radio read aloud excerpts from Galileo team members' journals.
A new documentary on Jupiter. An excellent preview for Galileo's Jupiter arrival.
This interesting article appeared in the December 1995 issue of the Planetary Report.
Technical paper presented at the last International Astronautical Federation meeting in 1994.
An article from the September 1995 issue of the Galileo Messenger.
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