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Galileo TDF Data: Earth1 and Earth2 Mass Determination
1990-333 to 1990-344, 1992-288 to 1992-346
R. G. Herrera and P. Priest
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
This volume contains archival data produced during the Earth1
and Earth2 Mass Determination Experiments carried out using the Galileo
spacecraft (in cruise to Jupiter) and Earth-based receiving stations
of the NASA Deep Space Network (DSN).
Each disc in the volume set will contain data from a limited
number of mass determination observations. The disc identifiers
and the range of dates covered by a data file are
VOLUME_ID Dates/Times Covered (inclusive)
GORS_0701 1990-1129T10:00:00Z 1990-1210T14:55:00Z
GORS_0702 1992-1016T10:00:00Z 1992-1211T01:50:50Z
VOLUME SET INFORMATION
This volume contains Galileo Earth1 and Earth2 Mass Determination
raw data. Each archive volume has the structure illustrated in the
diagram below. In cases where the directory would contain no files,
the directory itself will be omitted from the volume.
Data are arranged chronologically. Data files are not repeated
within the volume, although two files may overlap in time during a
period in which two DSN stations are tracking the spacecraft
| |- CALINFO.TXT Overview of directory
| |- LGA1_DL.LBL Galileo's Low Gain Antenna
| |- LGA1_DL.TAB pattern information for
| |- LGA1_UL.LBL uplink and downlink.
| |- LGA1_UL.TAB
| |- CATINFO.TXT Streamlined PDS templates
| |- MISSION.CAT for mission, host,
| |- INSTHOST.CAT instrument, references,
| |- INST.CAT personnel, and data set.
| |- REF.CAT
| |- PERSON.CAT
| |- DATASET.CAT
| |- DOCINFO.TXT Overview of directory
| |- GLLRSSIS.TXT SIS for this archival data set
| |- DESCRIPT.TXT Experiment and data description
| |- TRK_2_18.TXT SIS for ODF data type
| |- TRK_2_25.TXT SIS for TDF data type
| |- TK_DESCR.TXT NAIF Toolkit organization summary
| |- TK_INSTL.TXT NAIF Toolkit installation summary
| |- TK_FTP.TXT NAIF Toolkit access instructions
| |- HANDBOOK Subdirectory containing Radio
| Science Handbook
| |- GEOMINFO.TXT
| |- SyymmddA.XSP
| |- SyymmddA.LBL
| |- INDXINFO.TXT
| |- INDEX.LBL
| |- INDEX.TAB
| |- CUMINDEX.LBL
| |- CUMINDEX.TAB
|- ODF Data directories
A cumulative list of errors and changes is maintained in the
file ERRATA.TXT at the root level of the volume.
The volume is organized according to the PDS standard for "one
data set, one volume." This file (AAREADME.TXT), a PDS volume
object definition (VOLDESC.CAT), and the listing of errors and
changes (ERRATA.TXT) are included at the root level. The following
directories of descriptive material are also at the root level:
CALIB contains tables of low-gain antenna pattern
CATALOG contains descriptive files for cataloging each
of the data types included in this disc.
DOCUMENT contains a plain text Software Interface
Specification (SIS) for each data type, if
available, plus other documentation.
GEOMETRY contains NAIF SPK, CK, and SCLK files giving
spacecraft and planetary ephemerides during the
observation period and attitude information for
reconstructing the spacecraft antenna pointing.
INDEX contains index information on each of the data
files included in this disc; it also includes a
cumulative index to all files in this volume
The remaining directories at the root level contain data files and
detached PDS labels.
All data files on the disc are accompanied by detached
PDS labels, which describe their contents. PDS TEXT objects
include attached labels.
Minimal labels were used to facilitate transfer of the data to
an archive; construction of full labels with object definitions
would have added significantly to the development time, possibly
putting the total effort in jeopardy.
Detached labels were chosen over attached labels for simplicity
Labels have the same file name as the primary data file except
for the suffix ".LBL".
Detailed documentation on file structure is available
in Software Interface Specifications in the DOCUMENT directory.
Text files, including data files of ASCII text and all labels
(*.LBL files) and tables (*.TAB files), are delimited by carriage-
return (ASCII 13) line-feed (ASCII 10) pairs at the end of each
Jim Taylor provided the Galileo Low-Gain Antenna pattern
Richard Simpson is responsible for a major portion of the
documentation, and he provided guidance and PDS information during
the creation of this archive. He also reviewed proposed archival
Although considerable care has gone into making this volume
set, errors are both possible and likely. Users of the data are
advised to exercise the same caution as they would when dealing with
any other unknown data set.
Reports of errors or difficulties would be appreciated. Please
contact one of the persons listed below.
The people most directly responsible for construction and
release of this volume set are Randy Herrera and Patricia Priest.
Randy Herrera is the Science Coordinator for Galileo Radio Science,
and both are members of the Radio Science Support Team.
The Principle Investigator for the Galileo Gravitational
Wave Experiment is John Anderson.
Randy Herrera John Anderson
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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