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800 x 800 Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) Camera For The Galileo Jupiter Orbiter Mission
Author(s): M. C. Clary; K. P. Klaasen; L. M. Snyder; P. K. Wang
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Paper Abstract

During January 1982 the NASA space transportation system will launch a Galileo spacecraft composed of an orbiting bus and an atmospheric entry probe to arrive at the planet Jupiter in July 1985. A prime element of the orbiter's scientific instrument payload will be a new generation slow-scan planetary imaging system based on a newly developed 800 x 800 charge-coupled device (CCD) image sensor. Following Jupiter orbit insertion, the single, narrow-angle, CCD camera, designated the Solid State Imaging (SSI) Subsystem, will operate for 20 months as the orbiter makes repeated encounters with Jupiter and its Galilean Satellites. During this period the SSI will acquire 40,000 images of Jupiter's atmosphere and the sur-faces of the Galilean Satellites. This paper describes the SSI, its operational modes, and science objectives.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 1979
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0203, Recent Advances in TV Sensors and Systems, (12 December 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.958130
Show Author Affiliations
M. C. Clary, California Institute of Technology (United States)
K. P. Klaasen, California Institute of Technology (United States)
L. M. Snyder, California Institute of Technology (United States)
P. K. Wang, California Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0203:
Recent Advances in TV Sensors and Systems
Charles Freeman, Editor(s)

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