Galileo - Mission to Jupiter
MPS is involved in one instrument onboard the orbiter is designed
to the numbers and energies of ions and electrons whose energies
exceed about 20 keV. (An electron volt, eV, is the unit of energy
equal to the energy that an electron acquires in falling through an
electrical potential of 1 volt.).
also measure the direction of travel of such particles and, in the
case of ions, can determine their composition (whether the ion is
oxygen or sulfur, for example).
MPS is also involved in an instrument onboard the Galileo Probe. The
Lightning and Radio Emission Detector
built to characterize possible lightning activity on Jupiter.
The contributions of the MPS to that very important mission to investigate the magnetosphere of Jupiter and to explore the Galilean moons are listed below.