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Transit Thermal Control Design for Galileo Entry Probe for Planet JupiterA totally passive design was completed for the thermal control of the Galileo entry probe during its transit to the planet Jupiter. The design utilizes radio isotope heater units, multilayer insulation blankets and a thermal radiator in conjunction with a design conductance support structure to achieve both the required storage and critical initial planet atmosphere entry temperatures. The probe transit thermal design was completed and verified based on thermal vacuum testing of a prototype probe thermal test model.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Haverly, George C. (General Electric Co. Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Pitts, William (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
May 17, 1982
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Space Simulation Conf.
Subject Category
Spacecraft Design, Testing and Performance
Meeting Information
Space Simulation Conference(Pasadena, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.

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