Repairs completed, Galileo thrusters set to undergo reacceptance tests

Dornheim, M.A.
January 1989
Aviation Week & Space Technology;1/23/1989, Vol. 130 Issue 4, p62
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Report that modifications to fix maneuvering thrusters on NASA's Galileo interplanetary spacecraft have been made and reacceptance tests are scheduled. Galileo is preparing for an October launch to Jupiter. Modifications; Discovery of thruster problems; Launch and mission plans.


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